Re: Child Cursor and Plan
Date: Thu, 2 Feb 2012 13:58:11 -0000
Apart from a new 11.2 scalability option, things like adaptive cursor sharing and cardinality feedback, and anomalies caused by bugs, a new child cursor is generated when a session tries to use a statement that is in the library cache and finds that every child cursors for that statement already in the cache has a different optimizer environment from the session's optimizer environment. It is possible that different optimizer environments will, however, still produce the same execution plan.
A common example of changing the optimizer environment is to enable SQL_trace; other options include local changes to workarea_size_policy, sort_area_size, db_file_multiblock_read_count, and so on. If you check v$sql.optimizer_env_hash_value for the statements you may find that they differ.
- Original Message ----- From: "Sreejith S Nair" <Sreejith.Sreekantan_at_ibsplc.com> To: <oracle-l_at_freelists.org> Sent: Thursday, February 02, 2012 1:36 PM Subject: Child Cursor and Plan
Oracle 188.8.131.52 on Solaris 10.
From my understanding a child cursor is generated when a sql statement will have multiple execution plans. Here is what I see in one of our database
SYS> select sql_id,child_number,hash_value,PLAN_HASH_VALUE,CHILD_ADDRESS from v$sql where sql_id='c8gnrhxma4tas';
SQL_ID CHILD_NUMBER HASH_VALUE PLAN_HASH_VALUE CHILD_ADDRESS
------------- ------------ ---------- --------------- ----------------
c8gnrhxma4tas 0 1721918808 4024720576 00000004481E01A8 c8gnrhxma4tas 1 1721918808 4024720576 0000000456DEF070 c8gnrhxma4tas 2 1721918808 4024720576 0000000448F3C210 c8gnrhxma4tas 3 1721918808 4024720576 000000047CA5BD30 c8gnrhxma4tas 4 1721918808 4024720576 0000000448476B88 c8gnrhxma4tas 5 1721918808 4024720576 000000047C217998 c8gnrhxma4tas 6 1721918808 4024720576 00000004483B0B78 c8gnrhxma4tas 7 1721918808 4024720576 000000047C3F9668
Here I see that CHILD_NUMBER and different CHILD_ADDRESS are generated for
same PLAN_HASH_VALUE. Can someone please give some light on what exactly
is a child cursor ?
This is what I got from Google. Could not find a proper definition in documentation.May be I missed ?
The parent cursor contains the SQL statement text only, but no execution
Execution plans are found in child cursors. Child cursors are also called versions.
Sreejith S Nair
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