Re: Insert contention on RAC

From: Rajeev Prabhakar <>
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2008 17:28:10 -0400
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What is the extent size for the table which is experiencing such waits ? Perhaps, small extent size is the underlying reason ?


On Wed, Jun 25, 2008 at 5:15 PM, Baumgartel, Paul <> wrote:
> Tim,
> No indexes at all; they're built after data population.
> I also didn't mention that each run starts with a newly-created table,
> thus the heavy HWM contention.
> Roman Podshivalov had a promising idea: insert junk data beforehand to
> raise the HWM, then delete it and run the real thing. There are several
> million rows, so a DELETE might be slow enough to erase any time savings
> in the run itself. I thought of TRUNCATE...REUSE STORAGE, but the docs
> aren't clear about HWM; they say HWM is reset if there's more than one
> freelist, but don't mention what happens if there's only one freelist.
> Guess I'll just have to keep testing.
> Thanks to everyone for their helpful suggestions.
> Paul Baumgartel
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