Wait Event – control file single write

This wait is signaled while the control file’s shared information is written to disk. This is an atomic operation protected by an enqueue (CF), so that only one session at a time can write to the entire database.

Wait Time: The wait time is the elapsed time of the write


Parameter Description
file# This identifies the control file to which the session is currently writing
block# Block number in the control file where the write begins. The block size is the as the physical block size of the port (usually 512 bytes, some UNIX ports have 1 or 2 Kilobytes).
blocks The number of blocks that the session is trying to write