On 6/27/06, Sweetser, Joe <Joe.Sweetser@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Oracle 126.96.36.199.1 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 --
Are you accessing remote databases via db_links?