Re: limit oracle memory

From: Mark D Powell <>
Date: Sat, 25 Jul 2009 07:37:17 -0700 (PDT)
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On Jul 24, 5:22 pm, NetComrade <> wrote:
> We had a server run out of memory the other day.
> OS is RH 4.0
> Unix admin is telling me OOS stuff should've killed it, but it
> obviously did not.
> Is there a way to limit total memory used (not just individual
> processes) or SGA
> Anyone has experience setting overcommit_memory params?
> thanks
> .......
> We run Oracle 9iR2,10gR2, 10g2RAC on RH4/RH5 and Solaris 10 (Sparc)
> We use RMAN and remote catalog for backups

How much real memory does the server have? What memory settings have you used for each database instance? Where do your applications run?
What type of applications are these databases supporting? Any applications other than databases and normal OS processes running on the server?

Have the administrator take a look at the sar data history. This should help determine if this was a one time issue caused by something running or if you have had a trend where spare capacity was declining.

HTH -- Mark D Powell -- Received on Sat Jul 25 2009 - 09:37:17 CDT

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