RE: enq: TX - index contention

I think not.


SQL> create table junky1 (name varchar2(5));

Table created.

SQL> select ini_trans from user_tables where table_name =3D 'JUNKY1';


INI_TRANS
----------
         1





-----Original Message-----
From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Powell, Mark D
Sent: Tuesday, March 22, 2005 10:19 AM
To: oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: enq: TX - index contention

I believe that the default number of initrans for a table has been
raised to
two as of version 9.0  =20

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-----Original Message-----
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On Behalf Of K Gopalakrishnan
Sent: Tuesday, March 22, 2005 10:10 AM
To: stalinsk@xxxxxxxxx
Cc: oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: enq: TX - index contention

Stalin:

TX enqueue waits  with LMODE 4 can happen for the following reasons.
Quoting from 'Oracle Wait Interface'

"A wait for the TX enqueue in mode 4 is normally due to one of the
following
reasons:
ITL (interested transaction list) shortage Unique key enforcement Bitmap
index entry

Here, we will talk about the ITL, which is a transaction slot in a data
block. The initial number of ITL slots is defined by the INITRANS clause
and
is limited by the MAXTRANS clause. By default, a table has
1 ITL and an index has 2 ITLs. Each ITL takes up 24 bytes and contains
the
transaction ID in the format of USN.SLOT#.WRAP#. Every DML transaction
needs
to acquire its own ITL space within a block before data can be
manipulated.
Contention for ITL occurs when all the available ITLs within a block are
currently in use and there is not enough space in the PCTFREE area for
Oracle to dynamically allocate a new ITL slot. In this case, the session
will wait until one of the transactions is committed or rolled back, and
it
will reuse that ITL slot. ITL is like a building parking space. Everyone
who
drives to the building needs a parking space. If the parking lot is
full,
you have to circle the lot until someone leaves the building. "

So I would expect any of the above conditions in your case?   You may
want to query the V$segment_statistics for ITL waits to eliminate the
ITL
issue. If you have bitmap indexes, that should be one of the casues for
those excesive waits. The wait time is close to 3 seconds and I suspect
that
could be because of the bitmap index issue,
--=20

Best Regards,
K Gopalakrishnan
Co-Author: Oracle Wait Interface, Oracle Press 2004
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/007222729X/
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