log file sync – Oracle Wait Event

When a user session commits, the session’s redo information needs to be flushed from memory to the redo logfile to make it permanent. At the time of commit, the user session will post the LGWR to write the log buffer (containing the current unwritten redo, including this session’s redo information) to the redo log file.…

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log file switch – Oracle Wait Event

log file switch (archiving needed) Waiting for a log switch because the log that the LGWR will be switching into has not been archived yet. Check the alert file to make sure that archiving has not stopped due to a failed archive write. To speed archiving, consider adding more archive processes or putting the archive…

Library Cache Pin – Oracle Wait Event

Library cache pins are used to manage library cache concurrency. Pinning an object causes the heaps to be loaded into memory (if not already loaded). PINS can be acquired in NULL, SHARE or EXCLUSIVE modes and can be considered like a special form of lock. A wait for a “library cache pin” implies some other…

Library Cache lock – Oracle Wait Event

The library cache lock controls the concurrency between clients of the library cache by acquiring a lock on the object handle so that either: One client can prevent other clients from accessing the same object The client can maintain a dependency for a long time (no other client can change the object). This lock is…

Buffer busy waits – Oracle Wait Event

Buffer busy wait happens when a session wants to access a database block in the buffer cache but it cannot as the buffer is “busy”. The two main cases where this can occur are: Another session is reading the block into the buffer Another session holds the buffer in an incompatible mode to our request…

Oracle Wait Events

When writing posts on performance tuning I felt that there needs to be a my-version of description of Oracle Wait Events along with Access method and Process & Memory Architecture. Thus this series is to start the Oracle Wait events which are common in any Database Environment BUT has a lot of story. db file…

db file scattered read – oracle wait event

DB File scattered read wait event occurs when an oracle process waits for a physical read of multiple oracle blocks from the disk. This wait identifies that a full scan (Full Table Scan or Index fast full scan) is occurring BUT during this read the blocks are read into memory locations that are not physically…