RE: killing oracle processes

From: Michael Schmitt <>
Date: Mon, 17 Aug 2009 12:49:26 -0500
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Hi Rich,

Thanks for the suggestion. We are actually on Oracle 10g. I am not sure if resource limits will work for us in this case since it is typically scheduled batch jobs or ad-hoc reports that need to be killed. These all tend to run as a common user, and will sometimes be expected to run for long periods of time. Some have suggested in separate emails that there is really no issue in development environments, but this request includes production. I am trying to think of a technical reason why it should not be done (beyond knowing what is being done in the environment we support).


From: Goulet, Richard [] Sent: Monday, August 17, 2009 12:39 PM
To: Michael Schmitt; Subject: RE: killing oracle processes


    I'm going to assume that your atleast on Oracle 9i. If so have you tried enabling resource limits in their profiles? I normally create a developer profile that kills a statement after 30 minutes of CPU time. It always seems to work.

Dick Goulet
Senior Oracle DBA
PAREXEL International

From: [] On Behalf Of Michael Schmitt Sent: Monday, August 17, 2009 11:34 AM
To: ''
Subject: killing oracle processes

Hi All,

I had a quick question that I was hoping the list could help me out with. We have a group of developers who are requesting the ability to kill their own processes in the database (PRD/DEV/TST). For example, if a poorly written report gets kicked off, one of their jobs chooses a poor execution plan, or an OWB process gets left out there. The only reason they can really offer is that they do not have to wait for the DBA team to respond. I am trying to think of technical reasons why this would not work.

I can write a script to limit the process to be killed to their stuff, but something about this still makes me feel uneasy. Is there anything that I should worry about?

Any thoughts?


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