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Creation of lksid file in Linux

Why is an lksid file automatically created when you create a pfile to create a database in Linux?

In Linux, when you create a pfile to create a database in the dbs folder, automatically an lksid file is also created. Why is this so? If we open the file it says don't delete this file.
The lk sid file is an instance lock file. This is a method Oracle uses to stop a second instance from starting, attaching to the same Oracle database. Do not delete this file as Oracle will manage the file for you.
This was first published in January 2007
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