Re: asynch descriptor resize wait event

From: April Sims <>
Date: Tue, 01 Jun 2010 08:41:24 -0600
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It turns out this was not the issue...severe performance degradation due to optimizer_index_cost_adj and optimizer_index_caching were not set to default.
Once that was fixed the waits disappeared. The incorrect settings were due to recommendations by a third party vendor.  


April Sims
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>>> Yong Huang <> 5/21/2010 9:22 AM >>>


If you decide to open an SR, please remember to post what the analyst says to the list, or at least email me. I'm curious. Thank you.

Yong Huang

  • On Thu, 5/20/10, April Sims <> wrote:

From: April Sims <>
Subject: Re: asynch descriptor resize wait event To:
Date: Thursday, May 20, 2010, 3:05 PM




>>> Yong Huang <> 5/20/2010 2:42 PM >>>
The only meaningful note on MOS I can find is 1081977.1. "This event is set when the number of asynch descriptor reserved inside the OS kernel has to be readjusted." On Linux, the number of system-wide AIO's is capped by /proc/sys/fs/aio-max-nr and its current value is aio-nr. I'm guessing after the said event occurs, /proc/sys/fs/aio-max-nr is raised. If so, and if the event happens often, it may be a good idea to manually raise aio-max-nr (echo some_large_number > /proc/sys/fs/aio-max-nr).

Yong Huang

-----Original message-----

This undocumented wait event is recorded when there is an underlying IO descriptors (kiocb in linux?) needs to be adjusted. During the time all the pending IOs are suspended momentarily and resumed after the structure is expanded. I am not sure why this happens in an otherwise idle database. Perhaps a bug?

On Wed, May 19, 2010 at 3:48 PM, April Sims <> wrote:
> Anyone know what is causing "asynch descriptor resize" wait events
> 11gR2.( a test database which is mostly idle?
> Linux RH 4 - 64bit
> I can only find a limited amount of information on MOS and hardly
> in the Internet.
> Hanging in SQLPLUS when querying dba_autotask_client which led me to
> for wait events.
> thanks
> April Sims


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