Magic Number

From: Uwe Küchler <>
Date: Wed, 3 Dec 2014 18:12:09 +0100
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Dear oracle-l'ers,

after running into a classic ORA-600 [17114] and reading the corresponding MOS Doc ID 47411.1, I stumbled upon the term "magic number":


  Oracle has detected that the magic number in a memory chunk header has   been overwritten.

I know this term from other contexts (often meaning hash or salt values and the like), but does anybody here know what this particular magic number is about?


-- Received on Wed Dec 03 2014 - 18:12:09 CET

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