ORA-00600: internal error code, arguments: [723], [140432], [960048], [memory leak]

Recently, I was notified of this error in the alert log of one of my Oracle 12.1.0.2 databases:

ORA-00600: internal error code, arguments: [723], [140432], [960048], [memory leak], [], [], [], [], [], [], [], []

With the words “memory leak”, as part of the error, I reached out to Oracle support.

After Oracle Support evaluated the trace file I sent associated with this error, they replied: “can be safely ignored – it is just an internal housekeeping error and the size involved (xx bytes) is small

The Oracle Support recommend:

You can prevent the error from being reported by setting event 10262 in the init.ora or spfile and restarting the instance. eg: Add this parameter setting to either the init.ora or spfile: event = “10262 trace name context forever, level 2000000”

*OR*

alter system set event= ‘10262 trace name context forever, level 2000000’ scope=spfile;

In either case restart the instance so that all processes use the new setting.

alter system set event

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