all time worst question I have been ever asked as a DBA

So, I am getting this error on one of our virtual Linux servers:

ORA-00210: cannot open the specified control file
ORA-00202: control file: '/u01/app/oracle/datafiles/devdb/control01.ctl'
ORA-27086: unable to lock file - already in use

Its probably due to a stale NFS lock.  The question from my sys admin:

 -rw-r----- 1 oracle oinstall 10076160 Jul 22 13:33 control01.ctl

   can that file just be removed

Ok, I am a little frustrated with him...

Andrew W. Kerber

'If at first you dont succeed, dont take up skydiving.'

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