Datapump Import Partitioned Tables ORA-00600 qesmaGetPamR-NullCtx

I have not yet had time to build a test case and prove this out, but I wanted to document one last bug that we found so far in our 11.2.0.4 to 19c upgrade. We tried copying a bunch of partitioned tables on our source database to the new one using Datapump Import (impdp) over a database link. We got a boatload of errors like this:

ORA-00600: internal error code, arguments: [qesmaGetPamR-NullCtx], 

There are many Oracle bugs like this, but they seem to have been fixed in 11.2.0.4. For example:

Bug 12591399 – ORA-600[qesmagetpamr-nullctx] / ORA-14091 with distributed query with local partition table (Doc ID 12591399.8)

Puzzling. We ended up just exporting to disk and that has worked well so no big deal, but I wonder if this is some sort of recession of a fixed bug.

Anyway, I am off for the rest of the year. This should be my last post unless I mess with Nethack over vacation and post something about that. I hope everyone out there has a good new year.

Bobby

P.S. Created a simple partitioned table with 2 partitions and 100 rows in each one. I got the error importing over a link from 11.2.0.4 to 19c. It worked perfectly going from 11.2.0.4 to 11.2.0.4. Same source table. Parfile:

$ cat bobby_link_test.par
userid=MYUSER/MYPASSWORD
JOB_NAME=BOBBY_TEST
DIRECTORY=BOBBY_DIR
NETWORK_LINK=MYLINK
LOGFILE=bobby_link_test.log
tables=TEST

Table:

CREATE TABLE test
(
  PART_COL              NUMBER,
  data                  NUMBER
)
PARTITION BY RANGE (PART_COL)
(  
  PARTITION PART_COL_1 VALUES LESS THAN (100),  
  PARTITION PART_COL_2 VALUES LESS THAN (200)
)
;

PPS. Works fine going from 11.2.0.4 to 18c. Going to try a different 19c database just to be sure it isn’t the one that has the problem.

PPPS. Definitely a 19c bug. It fails on two different 19c databases but not on 18c. In every case source is same 11.2.0.4 database and same small partitioned table.

1/6/2020 update – created SR. Trying to be a good Oracle community citizen.

Bug is already fixed. Patch 30321076. Oracle is way ahead of me!

About Bobby

I live in Chandler, Arizona with my wife and three daughters. I work for US Foods, the second largest food distribution company in the United States. I have worked in the Information Technology field since 1989. I have a passion for Oracle database performance tuning because I enjoy challenging technical problems that require an understanding of computer science. I enjoy communicating with people about my work.
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2 Responses to Datapump Import Partitioned Tables ORA-00600 qesmaGetPamR-NullCtx

  1. imganez says:

    Thanks Bobby. We have been facing this issue with multiple approach. But your workaround fixed this issue with this Bug. Thanks a lot

    Regards
    Ganesh

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