Re: Query hangs suddenly

Ram,

Run 10046 traces on good and bad sessions. While running, extract the actual execution plan as it may be different than what autotrace is saying.

Simply put, the session can be doing one of 4 things
1) Performing CPU activity
2) Waiting on available CPU cycles
3) Waiting on the completion of Oracle instrumented wait/timed event
4) Waiting on the completion of Oracle uninstrumented wait/timed event

The information in v$session_wait indicates that it is not in #3 (WAITED KNOWN TIME says that the event completed). Increasing CPU time and logical i/o (there is not necessarily a direct correlation) indicates that there is likely a large amount of logical i/o (memory reads) going on. Unfortunately, there is not an Oracle supported facility to always diagnose what is happening. However...

*** DO NOT DO THIS ON A PRODUCTION SYSTEM ***
There are a couple of events that you can set that will dump logical i/o related information into a trace file. You can find a paper and some examples at http://www.optimaldba.com/papers/TracingLogicalIOs.zip
*** DO NOT DO THIS ON A PRODUCTION SYSTEM ***

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Ram Raman wrote:
Thanks.
If it has not waited for anything since then should it not be producing the results. What is it doing then? Sorry I dont get it.

On 2/28/07, *Wolfgang Breitling* <breitliw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:breitliw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>> wrote:

    At 12:13 PM 2/28/2007, Ram Raman wrote:
    >Hi all,
    >
    >We have a query which is run everyday and was running OK till last
    >week. The query starts hanging for the past 2 days when run. Oracle
    >is 9.2.  We run this query for today's date ("audit_stamp" - See the
    >comment on the query) or yesterday's date and it returns data
    >quickly. But when the audit_stamp is older than the past 2 days, it
    >hangs. The cost from the plan in all the cases is the almost the
    >same using autotrace traceonly.
    >
    >Here is select from V$session_wait for the session:
    >
    >        SID EVENT
    >----------
    ----------------------------------------------------------------
>P1TEXT P1
    >----------------------------------------------------------------
    ----------
>P2TEXT P2
    >----------------------------------------------------------------
    ----------
    >P3TEXT
    >P3  WAIT_TIME
    >----------------------------------------------------------------
    >---------- ----------
    >SECONDS_IN_WAIT STATE
    >--------------- -------------------
    >         51 SQL*Net message to client
    >driver
    id                                                        1413697536
    >#bytes                                                                    1
    >
    >0         -1
    >             543 WAITED KNOWN TIME
    >
    >I do not understand why it waits for "SQL*Net message to client".
    >Thanks.

    It is not waiting. The status is "waited known time". The last known
    wait event was "SQL*Net message to client" and it hasn't waited for
    anything (instrumented) since.

    >

    Regards

    Wolfgang Breitling
    Centrex Consulting Corporation
    www.centrexcc.com <http://www.centrexcc.com>




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