The Question is:
In our environment we reserve memory to specific Oracle instances to fit System
Global Area (SGA). Occasionally, when we shutdown (normal not forced) an
Oracle instance the memory reserved for that instance doesn't get released by
VMS, resulting in Oracl
e not starting at all next time, because it couldn't get contiguous memory.
The only work around seems to be rebooting the machine. Is there a way to
force VMS to release the memory when a particular application is shutdown if
it doesn't automatically r
elease the memory?
The Answer is :
Please check with Oracle support, as it appears there is a problem
with the Oracle shutdown processing -- the OpenVMS Wizard would
expect the memory to be released. Unfortunately for your current
situation, OpenVMS believes that the memory is still in use and
will (quite correctly) balk at any attempts to rip it out from
underneath the application.