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maximum number of processes exceeded
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TNS:packet writer failure
see ORA-12699
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RE: ORA-0214, controlfile updates question

Kevin Closson


ah yes, once again I fired off to oracle-l when I meant to
do oak table...sorry for the noise.

From: oracle-l-bounce@freelists.org [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@freelists.org] On Behalf Of Kevin Closson
Sent: Wednesday, August 30, 2006 2:15 PM
Subject: RE: ORA-0214, controlfile updates question

so, admins create multiplexed CF because one is good, so more must
be better! :-)

From: Tuomas Pystynen [mailto:tuomas.pystynen@deepbase.com]
Sent: Wednesday, August 30, 2006 1:34 PM
To: Kevin Closson
Cc: OakTable List
Subject: Re: ORA-0214, controlfile updates question

I agree. After a crash there is no recovery before controlfiles are opened (and ORA-214 is signalled). Oracle can not write atomically to multiple controlfiles.

Some important controlfile updates (such as add datafile) are logged to redo. But it doesn't help here. The redo can not be applied before controlfiles are opened (redo log names are there). I believe redo is applied to controlfiles only during media recovery when using backup controlfile.


Kevin Closson wrote:
 >>>Due bugs that show them in extreme circumstances - why not?
(I have to admit though that I haven't seen any corruption 
cases yet where the cause would have been determined as lost 
writes and nothing else).

I'm not saying it it impossible, I'm saying that in this
case it is MUCH more likely that Oracle's "transaction"
areound this type of multiplexing is a bit questionable.