Re: Problems starting database with process=200

From: Jason Salter <>
Date: Tue, 10 Aug 1999 16:09:11 GMT
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On Tue, 10 Aug 1999 11:30:19 -0700, "Vijay Mayadas" <> wrote:

>In order to run Oracle Enterprise Manager, I need to have PROCESSES=200 in
>my init.ora file. The database starts up fine when PROCESSES=50 but when I
>increase it to 200, I get the following error on startup:
>ORA-27146: post/wait initialization failed
>I've played around with the PROCESSES value and the database starts up fine
>up to a value of 120. After that the above error message occurs.
>Can some please help me resolve this?

I assume you are using Unix. Take a look at your semaphore settings in the kernel file for your OS, especially the line for SEMMSL.

For Sun look in /etc/system. eg.

set semsys:seminfo_semmap=64
set semsys:seminfo_semmni=64
set semsys:seminfo_semmns=1600
set semsys:seminfo_semmsl=200

Jason. Received on Tue Aug 10 1999 - 18:09:11 CEST

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