Re: fetch size too big causes hang

From: Michael Austin <>
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2009 19:36:00 -0500
Message-ID: <7aVyl.10711$>

Jim wrote:
> I once had a good connection from my machine to our Oracle server, but
> something has gone wrong lately apparently with transferring packets
> over the network. Here's the symptom:
> I connect in SQLPlus and do a large select. Records scroll by. I
> then fool with SET ARRAYSIZE and do the same select. When I set the
> value to 400 or below, no problem. If I set it to 450 or above, it
> hangs and never comes back.
> Another symptom: I have an app which connects via ADO. I can set
> FETCHSIZE in the connect string to 100 with no problem, but if I set
> it to 500 or above, it hangs. (The default value is 1000, which works
> fine for everyone else.)
> This is after a clean new install of the 10g client. I don't have any
> other network speed or connection issues. The problem has been going
> on for months now, and as I say, it used to work fine from this
> machine (no, I don't exactly know when it started or what I happened
> to be doing that day). I am finally so desperate as to ask for help
> from you fine folks. Please suggest something I might try.
> -- Jim

Not sure if it matters or not, but check to make sure your "auto-negotiate" is doing so correctly. I have seen real funky things happen when the switch screws up and does not negotiate in good faith.. :) Received on Thu Mar 26 2009 - 19:36:00 CDT

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