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RE: SQL *Net more data from client - waiting too long

From: Kerber, Andrew <>
Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2007 12:59:15 -0600
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Typically as a dba I don't have time to debug much on the application side, if you have the time that's great, but the best I usually have time for is to track down poorly performing sql, and even then I often cant do much more than identify it. In any case, most apps we have here are 3rd party software that we don't have the ability to change, so its just not a good use of my time to try and diagnose problems with outside applications.  

Andrew W. Kerber
Oracle DBA
UMB     "If at first you dont succeed, dont take up skydiving"

-----Original Message-----
From: Niall Litchfield [] Sent: Tuesday, January 09, 2007 12:55 PM To: Kerber, Andrew
Cc:; Subject: Re: SQL *Net more data from client - waiting too long  

On 1/9/07, Kerber, Andrew <> wrote:

        It also means its not a problem w/ Oracle, it's a problem with the application.

Absolutely not picking on Andrew here, since this and some of the implications are a common view, but am I the only one to think that the distinction is somewhat false. Technically a bad app is not my problem as a DBA, but professionally and in reality I view it as my problem to diagnose, report and offer solution with applications. In other words I see application level design and performance problems as part of my purview. What do others think?

Niall Litchfield
Oracle DBA 

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