Re: Hash Table Infrastructure ran out of memory

From: Greg Rahn <>
Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2009 22:31:41 -0700
Message-ID: <>

This sounds like a bug with a hash group by. I would recommend working with Oracle Support. Bug/patch 6471770 would be where I would start.

On Wed, Aug 26, 2009 at 9:20 PM, Taral Desai<> wrote:
> Hi Gurus,
> We are using oracle on sparc solaris 64 bit with 16 CPU and 32GB of
> physical memory. Our sga_target is 12G and pga target is 15G.
> We are receiving
> ORA-32690: Hash Table Infrastructure ran out of memory
> We had identified query which is running in parallel 8 and using huge hash
> group by. May be due to that this error is there. But here are some
> questions
> 1.  How to find why this error is coming. Any trace dump or pga dump can
> help ? Because i believe it was not using temp space at all. We have 2 TB
> temp space free.
> 2. i think for hash group by if it don't get any memory it spill to temp ?
> then why this error
> 3. How to monitor this while this error is happening.
> 4. How to dig into issue using dumps and what to look for.
> 5 IS  PGA_AGGREGATE_TARGET only use 5 % for each parallel process

Greg Rahn
Received on Thu Aug 27 2009 - 00:31:41 CDT

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