Last week I suddenly had several database connections being denied due “ORA-09925: Unable to create audit trail file”. This just a few hours a maintenance in this Database.
When investigating, realized there was TO MUCH traces like “$DBNAME_q00%.trc using several GBs.
As you know, those traces are from QMON (Queue Monitor) Background Process, usually related to Oracle Streams Advanced Queueing.
Oh! Also noticed that database was started with srvctl, as per usually recommended.
After some research I found MOS Note: ORA-00904 Reported by QMON When Starting Database With SRVCTL (Doc ID 1950142.1).
This situation seems to be a match to bug Bug 18680601/19995869. Regarding Doc:
– As solution, Oracle recommends apply merge of patches 19995869 and patch 18628216.
– As immediate action, the workaround is shutdown database and start with sqlplus instead of srvctl.
Check below one of my trace files to match to your situation.
Hope it helps.
Oracle Database 11g Enterprise Edition Release 126.96.36.199.0 - 64bit Production With the Partitioning, Real Application Clusters, Automatic Storage Management, OLAP, Data Mining and Real Application Testing options ORACLE_HOME = /app/oracle/product/188.8.131.52 System name: Linux Node name: racgrepora1 Release: 2.6.32-642.15.1.el6.x86_64 Version: #1 SMP Mon Feb 20 02:26:38 EST 2017 Machine: x86_64 Instance name: GREPORADB Redo thread mounted by this instance: 1 Oracle process number: 77 Unix process pid: 36422, image: oracle@racgrepora1 (Q001) *** 2017-08-01 05:05:51.352 *** SESSION ID:(646.64779) 2017-08-01 05:05:51.352 *** CLIENT ID:() 2017-08-01 05:05:51.352 *** SERVICE NAME:(SYS$BACKGROUND) 2017-08-01 05:05:51.352 *** MODULE NAME:(Streams) 2017-08-01 05:05:51.352 *** ACTION NAME:(QMON Slave) 2017-08-01 05:05:51.352 KSV 12801 error in slave process *** 2017-08-01 05:05:51.352 ORA-12801: error signaled in parallel query server PZ99, instance racwt22:JTS012 (2) ORA-00904: "UTL_RAW"."CAST_FROM_NUMBER": invalid identifier OPIRIP: Uncaught error 447. Error stack: ORA-00447: fatal error in background process ORA-12801: error signaled in parallel query server PZ99, instance racwt22:JTS012 (2) ORA-00904: "UTL_RAW"."CAST_FROM_NUMBER": invalid identifier