Re: killing oracle processes

From: Nilo Segura <>
Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2009 11:36:28 +0200
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At least with releases earlier than 10g, running alter system kill session is not enough, the (unix) process can still remain, so you need to add a little piece of java stored procedure to performa a kill
-9 pid.

In 10g it works better and we barely see the need to kill -9.

We have a web page (using mod_plsql) where users can login and see their own db sessions (plus other info), then they can kill them at will . We are implementing now the concept of power users that can kill other db sessions.


Nilo Segura
Oracle Support - IT/DES
CERN - Geneva
-- Received on Thu Aug 20 2009 - 04:36:28 CDT

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