I forgot to mention, I'm not talking about the db cache here - those wouldn't show up in the sar output at all, I'm talking about the filesystem buffer cache of your OS (unless you're using direct or raw IO). Regards, Brandon From: Bill Zakrzewski [mailto:bill@xxxxxxxxxxxx] very little chance all reads are satisfied by the database cache. ________________________________ Privileged/Confidential Information may be contained in this message or attachments hereto. Please advise immediately if you or your employer do not consent to Internet email for messages of this kind. Opinions, conclusions and other information in this message that do not relate to the official business of this company shall be understood as neither given nor endorsed by it.