Wait Event – DFS db file lock

This event occurs only for the DBWR in Real Application Clusters. Each DBWR of every instance holds a global lock on each file in shared mode. The instance that is trying to offline the file will escalate the global lock from shared to exclusive. This signals the other instances to synchronize their SGAs with the control file before the file can be taken offline. The name of this lock is DF.

Wait Time: 1 second in loop. The DBWR is waiting in a loop (sleep, check) for the other instances to downgrade to NULL mode. During this time, the DBWR cannot perform other tasks such as writing buffers.


Parameter Description
file See “file#”

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