Oracle Upgrade to 10.2.0.3 – Watch for ORA-600 
Jan 28, 2007 / By Alex Gorbachev
The issue affects all 64 platforms especially when database is upgraded from any previous 32 bit release. So far there are no one-off patch and no workaround except… well, use Data Pump or exp/imp. Typical, “workaround” approach from Oracle. In my last post about 10.2.0.3 issues I mentioned Veritas bug (now fixed with one-off), for which Oracle proposed moving files to non-Veritas storage. Do they think that companies using Veritas do it just for fun of spending an awful lot amount of money? Well, some might do but I digress.
Here is the number of useful Metalink notes if you are interested:
- Bug 5520937 – Upgrade to 10.2.0.3 can fail with ORA-600 
- Alert – ORA-600  and ORA-600 [KOKEIIX1] Reported While Upgrading Or Patching Databases To 10.2.0.3
- Ora-600 While Upgrading Database From 10.2.0.2 To 10.2.0.3
- Bug 5748280 – ORA-600 [KOKEIIX1], ORA-600  WHEN APPLYING 10.2.0.3 PATCHSET
- Bug 5755471 – ORA-00600 , AT SYS.UPGRADE_SYSTEM_TYPES_FROM_920 DURING UPGRADE
You did not forget to test you backups, eh?
Update: Metalink Note 412271.1 was updated with much more details since I posted this entry and patches 5871314 and 5892355 are available. Note that the problem is there any change of bits 32->64 or 64->32 and even if change occurred before 10.2.0.3 patched. See note 412271.1 for more details.
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