This indeed is someone simply typing "oracle" at the OS prompt.
Consider a clump of stem cells thrown together with no instructions (i.e. no
parameters) on what to become? Certainly, if one is capable of doing
absolutely anything, one needs at least some direction?
...where was I???? Oh yeah...
As with stem cells, so too the multi-talented Oracle executable, which can
assume any of the dozens of identities in a database instance, given any or
some meaningful parameters.
Else, it just ends up as a mess in the "alert.log"...
on 10/26/04 3:03 PM, Paul Drake at bdbafh@(protected):
> This is not a joke, it really occurred.
> Tue Oct 19 22:40:19 2004
> Errors in file /opt/oracle/admin/fred/bdump/fred_ora_30002.trc:
: internal error code, arguments: , , , , , , , 
> and this is the corresponding doc in metalink via the ORA-600
> Doc ID: Note:33174.1
> Subject: ORA-600
 "Oracle process has no purpose in life !"
> Now, I can understand it heckling me, that I have no purpose in life
> ... but an Oracle process?
> perplexed and confused.
> Al Frankenstein