Re: testing memory parameters

From: DA Morgan <>
Date: Sun, 16 Mar 2008 11:35:14 -0700
Message-ID: <> wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm trying to test how size of the SGA parameters affects the
> database's performace.
> I'm going to test shared_pool_size, db_cache_size and db_nk_cache_size
> parameters.
> I would like to do it properly because these tests will be part of my
> master's thesis.
> I don't have ability to use real database with real users so I must
> simulate test workload.
> I am running Oracle 10g on linux.
> Actually I have written testing program in python using cx_Oracle
> module.
> Program creates several threads, each thread represents one user.
> Users connects to Oracle and execute some SQL queries.
> I compare execution time for analyzed parameter's values.
> I think that I should consider buffer and library cache hit ratios.
> Is this a good way?
> These two ways measures only time and physical reads.
> What other issues should I examine?
> Can you give me some hints how can I do it well?
> Thanks for all comments and suggestions.
> Adam

As long as this is for a Master's thesis I would suggest that you download and install the Oracle OEM Grid Control and Dominic Giles SwingBench program:

Daniel A. Morgan
Oracle Ace Director & Instructor
University of Washington (replace x with u to respond)
Puget Sound Oracle Users Group
Received on Sun Mar 16 2008 - 13:35:14 CDT

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