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RE: Help with Windows error

From: Sweetser, Joe <>
Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2006 10:08:17 -0700
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No, these servers have been at for quite some time (well over a year - before I got involved). I wish I could upgrade to 10g but the apps are not certified, ready, and willing. There are also similar servers (OS version, DB version, applications) running in different locations without any problems. Not that this rules out what you said since it's entirely possible that those servers just haven't hit the bug, yet.


From: [] On Behalf Of Paul Drake Sent: Wednesday, June 28, 2006 10:20 AM
Cc:; Sweetser, Joe; Subject: Re: Help with Windows error

On 6/28/06, Niall Litchfield <> wrote: Good luck suggests that the underlying OS error isn't valid on that OS!

I'd certainly be raising a tar if I can (though they might come back with "out of support"), I'd also check for

large numbers of open files
hitting the 32bit process memory limit
permissions issues (is Oracle running as LocalSystem are the %ORACLE_HOME% permissions right and so on.


BING! (from win32 land)
Its been quite a long time since I was messing with on win32, but I  do recall that  "large memory configuration" was broken in the patchset and wasn't fixed until 9.2.0. Is it possible that you recently went to from or earlier?

Can you just upgrade to 10.1.0.x or


On 6/27/06, Jared Still < > wrote:
> Have a look at
> Then click on EMLINK.
> Yes, I know it is Linux, but read the description of possible causes.
> This is a POSIX error, which could very likely be your Error 31.
> FAT filesystems do not use hard links, but NTFS can, though I
> don't know if hard links are a special case on NTFS.
> Do these apps create a lot of sub-directories?
> Or perhaps NTFS Hard Links?
> Jared
> On 6/27/06, Sweetser, Joe <> wrote:
> > Oracle
> > Windows 2000 SP4
> >
> > Intermittent error that (so far) is only resolved with a server reboot.
> > Error manifests itself many ways but the most obvious are inability to
> > connect to the database and/or inability to log into the server itself.
> > If you do get logged in to the server...inability to start an
> > application; be it cmd or sqlplus.  The error at that point is "Failed
> > to initialize application".  No errors in alert.log and database comes
> > up fine after reboot.
> >
> > The only error I've found is in the listener.log and I can't figure what
> > the underlying Windows error truly means.  I have googled and metalink'd
> > to no avail.
> >
> > 26-JUN-2006 10:23:18 * <snip> * establish * limsprod * 12500
> > TNS-12500: TNS:listener failed to start a dedicated server process
> > TNS-12560: TNS:protocol adapter error
> >   TNS-00530: Protocol adapter error
> >    32-bit Windows Error: 31: Too many links
> >
> > Can anyone shed some light on what "Too many links" means?  Open files?
> > Network connections?  Sockets?
> >
> > Thanks in advance,
> > -joe
> > --
> >
> >

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