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RE: Bind variable peeking and Dynamic sampling

From: Elliott, Patrick <patrick.elliott_at_medtronic.com>
Date: Tue, 8 May 2007 13:02:31 -0500
Message-ID: <302F06193D7F4D48ABC997408E786BD00214653F@MSPM1BMSGM09.ent.core.medtronic.com>

You can control how dynamic sampling occurs with an init.ora parameter called OPTIMIZER_DYNAMIC_SAMPLING. Here are the values:

0 - No dynamic sampling
1 - No dynamic sampling if query has less than 2 tables, table has no indexes, has not been analyzed, a full-scan is deemed expensive
2 - Dynamic sampling on all un-analyzed tables, # of sampled blocks=32  Most relevant level
3 - #2 + for tables where selectivity estimation was done
4 - #3 + single table predicates that refer 2 or more columns in the WHERE clause
5 thru 9 - Same as 4, but with sampled blocks=64, 128, 256, 1028, 4096 10 - Same as 4, but all blocks in the table are sampled

Pat

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From: oracle-l-bounce_at_freelists.org [mailto:oracle-l-bounce_at_freelists.org] On Behalf Of Bobak, Mark Sent: Tuesday, May 08, 2007 12:45 PM
To: Brandon.Allen_at_OneNeck.com; greg_at_structureddata.org; Oracle-L; fairlie_r_at_yahoo.com Subject: RE: Bind variable peeking and Dynamic sampling

Brandon,

I agree that having a hint to selectively hard parse (or, really, just selectively recompute execution plan) would be quite useful. But I suspect Oracle is hesitant to provide it, for fear that it becomes a "magic bullet", and people begin overusing it, causing an overall degradation in performance. It would be great, but would need to be very selectively applied.

-Mark

PS Hmm....now, where do I go to file an enhancement request?

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From: oracle-l-bounce_at_freelists.org
[mailto:oracle-l-bounce_at_freelists.org] On Behalf Of Allen, Brandon Sent: Tuesday, May 08, 2007 12:58 PM
To: greg_at_structureddata.org; Oracle-L; fairlie_r_at_yahoo.com Subject: RE: Bind variable peeking and Dynamic sampling

Not that Wolfgang's suggestion isn't a good one, but just FYI - in my case, I got rid of histograms and am still having the problems of inappropriate plan sharing due to bind variable peeking.

I've filed enhancement request 6030306 to add a hint or some other method of forcing Oracle to always hard-parse and bind-peek for certain queries. If any of you agree this would be a good enhancement, please submit an enhancement request of your own and reference the above ER number and if enough of us ask for it, hopefully they'll add it soon.

Thanks,
Brandon  

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From: oracle-l-bounce_at_freelists.org
[mailto:oracle-l-bounce_at_freelists.org] On Behalf Of Greg Rahn

Wolfgang's suggestion to remove any histograms might be the best bet.

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