From: Koivu, Lisa <>
Date: Tue, 23 Jun 2009 13:29:58 -0400
Message-ID: <>

FWIW, I found it. It's a bug.  


Bug 5608193 - AUD$ / FGA_LOG$ has NULL or 0 SCN for DDL / DML        

[] On Behalf Of Koivu, Lisa Sent: Monday, June 22, 2009 4:52 PM
Subject: FGA_LOG$.SCN=0  

Hello All,  

2 node RAC, EE, on Solaris 10  

I am examining data in FGA_LOG$ generated by my fine grained auditing configuration. I am surprised to see many records with SCN=0. These records are all inserts (STMT_TYPE=2). And as a cute little aside, after I saw this the database began kicking me out with ORA-3113. Lovely.  

Has anyone seen this before? How could Oracle just decide to give me garbage for the SCN? A feature, perhaps?  

Thank you for any suggestions, ideas, thoughts or KITA you are willing to provide.    

SYSTEM _at_k31>SELECT stmt_type, TRUNC (ntimestamp#), COUNT (*)

  2 FROM SYS.fga_log$

  3 WHERE SCN = 0   4 GROUP BY stmt_type, TRUNC (ntimestamp#);  


  • --------- ----------

         2 20-JUN-09 876          2 18-JUN-09 2717          2 21-JUN-09 633          2 22-JUN-09 8819          2 19-JUN-09 2877       Lisa Koivu

Oracle Database Administrator

Starwood Vacation Ownership

Orlando, FL, USA  

Always be willing to accept a temporary inconvenience for a permanent improvement. - H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Received on Tue Jun 23 2009 - 12:29:58 CDT

Original text of this message