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Database Startup On Solaris 10 Fails With Ora-27102 Out Of Memory Error (Doc ID 399895.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 31, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 9.2 to 12.1]
Solaris Operating System - Version 10 10/09 U8 to 11.3 [Release 10.0 to 11.0]
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)
Sun Solaris SPARC (64-bit)
Solaris Operating System (SPARC 64-bit)


Database startup on Solaris 10 fails with the following errors.

SQL> startup
ORA-27102: out of memory
SVR4 Error: 22: Invalid argument

And the alert log shows something similar to the following.

WARNING: EINVAL creating segment of size 0x000000002a000000
fix shm parameters in /etc/system or equivalent


Upgraded the OS to Solaris 10


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