Re: Weird database hanging

Jonathan the symptoms you describe on that article describe what I'm
seeing to a tee.

Confio Ignite says that they, in fact, poll the x$ tables "every
second" in gathering their data.  They've assured me that it isn't a
factor.  I'm thinking I'll shut down the polling for now.

We are using JBOSS 4.0.5GA.  Does anyone have handy any configuration
options I should look at in terms of these connection pool issues?

My shared_pool_reserved_size is currently ~ 100mb (107374182).  The
SESSIONS parameter is set to 775, so if my math serves me, 775 * 26kb
= 19mb.  It would seem that I'm well stocked in reserved memory,
assuming I'm interpreting the parameter value correctly.

Don.

On 9/19/07, jonathan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <jonathan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> All the symptoms suggest that something is shutting
> you out of the shared pool - so the comments from
> other posters about web applications and creating
> sessions might be highly relevant.
>
> There's a tale of woe here:
> http://www.jlcomp.demon.co.uk/kiddy_scripts.html#_Always_be_cautious_about_x$_and_v$
> that might be of interest.
>
> If this is relevant, then check the shared_pool_reserved_size.
> A connection needs a continguous chunk of about 26KB for
> "session parameters" - so it is a good idea to create a
> reserve that is set to a minimum of "sessions * 26KB" (plus
> a few, or few dozen, MB for whatever you currently have in there)
> so thatthese chunk eventually end up being allocated in the
> reserve rather than causing a massive flushed on the rest of the pool.
>
> Regards
> Jonathan Lewis
> http://jonathanlewis.wordpress.com
> http:/www.jlcomp.demon.co.uk
>
>
> don@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
> > I have opened an SR with Oracle, as it has hung 3 times today and
> > actually crashed once.
> >
> > When the database hang, Ignite is showing "latch: shared pool" and
> > "latch: library cache" waits.  Otherwise I don't see these at all.
> >
> > Oracle has had me up OPEN_CURSORS and SESSION_CACHED_CURSORS, but I
> > did that last night (with instance restart) and, as I said, it has
> > hung 3 times and crashed once since then.  Oracle's also telling me
> > that this is largely due to application coding.  My problem with that
> > is that the application code has been in place for a while.
> >
> > To recap: we migrated to the 64-bit machine on Sep 1.  Hanging has
> > occurred since Sep 13, seemingly during bulk load activity.  Our SGA
> > is quite a bit larger (16 GB) than on our 32 bit box (1.5 GB).
> >
> > db_cache_size                        big integer 12G
> > shared_pool_size                     big integer 2G
> >
> > I haven't seen the "block change tracking buffer space" wait since
> > yesterday morning, thankfully.
> >
> > Any tips would be appreciated.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Don.
> >
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