Wait Event – latch: row cache objects

This event occurs when another session is modifying the contents of part of the dictionary cache (or row cache). This event is often associated with high parse activity but may occur for other reasons, such as manipulation of rollback segments. V$ROWCACHE may indicate which part of the row cache is being contended.

Wait Event – latch: redo copy

Redo copy latches are acquired by sessions in order to write changes into the redo log buffer and by the LGWR process to ensure that there are no current writers before it copies data from the buffer to the redo log.

Wait Event – latch free

The process waits for a latch that is currently busy (held by another process). Wait Time: The wait time increases exponentially and does not include spinning on the latch (active waiting). The maximum wait time also depends on the number of latches that the process is holding. There is an incremental wait of up to 2…

latch: cache buffers chains – Oracle wait event

The Buffer cache is implemented as a chain of blocks linked together under a hash value known as cache buffer chains (CBC). When a buffer is requested the hash value of the chain where the buffer is, will be calculated and then that chain is scanned by walking the chain until the buffer is found.…

Oracle Locking Mechanism – Latches & Enqueues

This article is part of Oracle Performance Tuning Series and is created to describe Oracle’s locking mechanism. A lock is a resource that you need to hold to get access to the resource. Oracle has two kind of locks: enqueues and latches, we would now focus on these locking mechanism individually. Enqueues Enqueues are sophisticated…