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RE: dba_extents view in Oracle

From: Herring Dave - dherri <>
Date: Sat, 24 Jun 2006 14:01:55 -0500
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I haven't checked out this bug yet, but a couple of us did come across this problem this past week. We found that having collected dictionary stats, the problem showed up. Deleting them caused the problem to go away (3 hr query vs. 3 second!). Unfortunately, one DBA pointed out that the scheduled "gather_stats_job" job puts stats back on them every night.

I poked around a little further and found that stats on SYS.SEG$ was the main problem. Not sure why that confused the CBO so much, but after deleting stats and locking stats on this table, the problem went away while still allowing stats on all other dictionary objects AND letting the scheduled "gather_stats_job" keep running nightly.

HTH. Dave

Dave Herring, DBA
Acxiom Corporation
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Downers Grove, IL 60515
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> Subject: dba_extents view in Oracle
> Everybody:
> Has anyone experienced performance issues with dba_extents view (bug
> 5029334)? I was told by Oracle that
> the workaround is to create a new view and use it instead of
> When I asked whether I can just recreate
> the dba_extents view I was told that the results can be far reaching
> should be fully tested. I interpret that as
> Oracle does not really know what the results are. I wanted to see if
> anyone has hit this bug and what did you do.
> thank you
> Gene Gurevich
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