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  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2002

    Unanswered: ORA-600 Internal

    What does a ORA-600 internal error mean?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    California, USA
    Usually, pain for Oracle DBA. The description is:

    ORA-00600 internal error code, arguments: [string], [string], [string], [string], [string], [string], [string], [string]

    Cause: This is the generic internal error number for Oracle program exceptions. It indicates that a process has encountered a low-level, unexpected condition. Causes of this message include:


    file corruption

    failed data checks in memory

    hardware, memory, or I/O errors

    incorrectly restored files

    The first argument is the internal message number. Other arguments are various numbers, names, and character strings. The numbers may change meanings between different versions of Oracle.

    Action: Report this error to Oracle Customer Support after gathering the following information:

    events that led up to the error

    the operations that were attempted that led to the error

    the conditions of the operating system and databases at the time of the error

    any unusual circumstances that occurred before receiving the ORA-00600 message

    contents of any trace files generated by the error

    the relevant portions of the Alter files

    Note: The cause of this message may manifest itself as different errors at different times. Be aware of the history of errors that occurred before this internal error.

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    Hope that helps,

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