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TNS:could not resolve the connect identifier specified
Backtrace message unwound by exceptions
invalid identifier
PL/SQL compilation error
internal error
missing expression
table or view does not exist
end-of-file on communication channel
TNS:listener unknown in connect descriptor
insufficient privileges
PL/SQL: numeric or value error string
TNS:protocol adapter error
ORACLE not available
target host or object does not exist
invalid number
unable to allocate string bytes of shared memory
resource busy and acquire with NOWAIT specified
error occurred at recursive SQL level string
ORACLE initialization or shutdown in progress
archiver error. Connect internal only, until freed
snapshot too old
unable to extend temp segment by string in tablespace
Credential retrieval failed
missing or invalid option
invalid username/password; logon denied
unable to create INITIAL extent for segment
out of process memory when trying to allocate string bytes
shared memory realm does not exist
cannot insert NULL
TNS:unable to connect to destination
remote database not found ora-02019
exception encountered: core dump
inconsistent datatypes
no data found
TNS:operation timed out
PL/SQL: could not find program
existing state of packages has been discarded
maximum number of processes exceeded
error signaled in parallel query server
ORACLE instance terminated. Disconnection forced
TNS:packet writer failure
see ORA-12699
missing right parenthesis
name is already used by an existing object
cannot identify/lock data file
invalid file operation
quoted string not properly terminated

Anybody hitting Bug 5648872 Dump (opidsa) from DESCRIBE of a cursor (

Dree VeeWee


just found out about a problem (Bug 5648872  Dump (opidsa) from DESCRIBE of a cursor) that started in and is still not fixed. It can lead to client sessions crashing with ORA-7445 errors. It is said to be fixed in 11g according to note Note:5648872.8. "Flushing the shared pool can clear the problem for a period of time" the note says..
The random nature of this issue doesn't make the latest and greatest 10gR2 version look like robust enough to entrust 24*7 applications to it.
Have more people run into this and how often?