Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Typing oracle at the Command Prompt

This applies to Oracle 9 and below. If you get an ORA-00600 in your alert log and the first and only argument which follows is [12235], this may well have been caused by somebody typing the word oracle at the command prompt. Here is one I created earlier:
ORA-00600: internal error code, arguments: [12235], [], [], [], [], [], [], []

This only happens if the database is open at the time. The message appears to go to the alert log of the database in the $ORACLE_SID.

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