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TNS:packet writer failure
see ORA-12699
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[suse-oracle] Total System Global Area size.

Robert Scheckle



Does the TOTAL SGA size have a 2GB limit on Linux?

I had the following scary scenario on my production system last night.

After studying a stats pack report I altered the db_cache_size

The original settings were:

*.pga_aggregate_target =  314572800           -> 300M

*.shared_pool_size     =  268435456           -> 256M

*.db_cache_size        =  956301312          -> 912M

Total System Global Area 1360599528 bytes     -> ~ 1297M

Fixed Size                       453096 bytes -> ~ 442K

Variable Size                402653184 bytes   ->   384M

Database Buffers           956301312 bytes    ->   912M

Redo Buffers                   1191936 bytes   -> ~   1M

I altered the *.db_cache_size        to 1509949440
-> 1440M

Using the following command.

ALTER SYSTEM SET db_cache_size=1440M SCOPE=spfile SID='*';

I then stopped and started the database with the following result.

SQL> startup

ORA-27123: unable to attach to shared memory segment

Linux Error: 22: Invalid argument

Additional information: 1

Additional information: 491520

I rolled back to my original settings and the database came up.

The new setting added 528M to the SGA making the TOTAL SGA 1297M + 528M
= 1825M.

The Database servers have 2 Databases each and 5GB RAM.



        total     used     free   shared   buffers

Mem:     4915008   1847668   3067340       0    38684

-/+ buffers/cache:   698588   4216420

Swap:    6291408   726124   5565284


SuSE kernel is 2.4.21-251-smp


Robert Scheckle
Database Administrator
Digicare Technologies

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