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ORA-00382: %s not a valid block size, valid range[string..string] tips

Oracle Error Tips by Donald Burleson


The Oracle docs note this on the ora-00382 error:

ORA-00382: %s not a valid block size, valid range [string..string]
Cause: User specified a value for db_nk_cache_size where n is one of {2, 4, 8, 16, 32}, but nk is not a valid block size for this platform.
Action: Remove corresponding parameter from the "init.ora" file and restart the instance.

ORA-00382 occurs when:

  •  the user sets a value for  db_nk_cache_size

  • one of {2, 4, 8, 16, 32} is n and,

  • nk is not a correct block size for the platform

To correct ORA-00382 you should first take out the corresponding parameter from the "init.ora" file.  The last step in correcting ORA-00382 is to restart the instance.



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