Tuesday, 17 November 2015

ORA-00600 Internal Error Solution Troubleshooting

Have you observed an ORA-0600 error reported in your alert log?

The ORA-600 error is the generic internal error number for Oracle program exceptions. It indicates that a process has encountered a low-level, unexpected condition.
The ORA-600 error statement includes a list of arguments in square brackets:
ORA 600 "internal error code, arguments: [%s], [%s],[%s], [%s], [%s]"
The first argument is the internal message number or character string. This argument and the database version number are critical in identifying the root cause and the potential impact to your system.  The remaining arguments in the ORA-600 error text are used to supply further information (e.g. values of internal variables etc).
The first argument may help to narrow your problem to known issues. However, this argument can point to functionality that is referenced by many areas in the Oracle source code. The more detailed call stack information reported in the ORA-600 error trace may be needed to find a solution.

Looking for the best way to diagnose?
Whenever an ORA-600 error is raised, a trace file is generated and an entry is written to the alert.log with details of the trace file location. As of Oracle 11g, the database includes an advanced fault diagnosability infrastructure to manage trace data.
1) Check the Alert Log
The alert log may indicate additional errors or other internal errors at the time of the problem. Focus your analysis of the problem on the first internal error in the sequence. There are some exceptions, but often additional internal errors are side-effects of the first error condition.
The associated trace file may be truncated if the MAX_DUMP_FILE_SIZE parameter is not setup high enough or to „unlimited‟. If you see a message at the end of the trace file
there could be vital diagnostic information missing in the file and finding the root issue may be very difficult. Set the MAX_DUMP_FILE_SIZE appropriately and regenerate the error for complete trace information.

There are alternative checks that can be made to make sure everything's fine because these internal errors can also be because of the following reasons:

  • Timeouts 
  • File corruption 
  • Failed data checks in memory 
  • Hardware, memory, or I/O errors 
  • Incorrectly restored files.

 Note:- we are getting correct solution for ORA-00600 Error , we raised SR to oracle Support  so if you are still left with unsolved ORA-600 then it'll be better to go for Oracle Support.

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