Posted by Riyaj Shamsudeen on March 20, 2014
After collaborating with many performance engineers in a RAC database, I have come to realize that there are common pattern among the (mis)diagnosis. This blog about discussing those issues. I talked about this in Hotsos 2014 conference also.
Here are the golden rules of RAC performance diagnostics. These rules may not apply general RAC configuration issues though.
- Beware of top event tunnel vision
- Eliminate infrastructure as an issue
- Identify problem-inducing instance
- Review send-side metrics also
- Use histograms, not just averages
Looks like, this may be better read as a document. So, please use the pdf files of the presentation and a paper. Presentation slide #10 shows indepth coverage on gc buffer busy* wait events. I will try to blog about that slide later (hopefully).
Golden rules of RAC diagnostics paper
Golden rules of rac diagnostics ppt
Scripts mentioned in the presentation can be downloaded here.
Posted in 11g, Performance tuning, Presentations, RAC | Tagged: gc buffer busy, oracle performance, RAC performance, RAC performance diagnostics, RAC performance myths, RAC performance scripts | 2 Comments »
Posted by Riyaj Shamsudeen on February 28, 2014
I blogged about Dynamic Resource Mastering (DRM) in RAC here . DRM freezes the global resources during the reconfiguration event and no new resources can be allocated during the reconfiguration. This freeze has a dramatic effect of inducing huge amount of waits for gc buffer busy [acquire|release] events and other gcs drm freeze release, gcs remaster events. In database version 12c, DRM has been improved further.
A major improvement I see is that not all resources are frozen at any time. Essentially, resources are broken down in to partitions and only a resource partition is frozen. This improvement should decrease the impact of DRM related waits tremendously.
LMON Trace file
Following shows the snippet from the LMON trace file. As you see, only one resource partition is frozen, at-a-time. Resources in the first partition is frozen, completes the resource remastering tasks, and unfreezes that resource partition. Then freezes next resource partition and continues until all resources are remastered.
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Posted in 12c, Performance tuning, RAC | Tagged: DRM, DRM freeze, DRM RAC, gc buffer busy | Leave a Comment »
Posted by Riyaj Shamsudeen on February 25, 2014
I will be presenting in HOTSOS symposium 2014 discussing correct methods to diagnose RAC performance issues. Very surprisingly, even very senior performance engineers make mistakes in their analysis while reviewing RAC issues. Come to my presentation and learn the golden rules of RAC performance diagnostics.
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Posted by Riyaj Shamsudeen on November 12, 2013
It is easier to create one or two AWR reports quickly using OEM. But, what if you have to create AWR reports for many snapshots? For example, your Oracle support analyst wants you to supply 10 1-hour AWR reports from 10AM to 8PM in a 8 node cluster? That’s about 80 AWR reports to create! Okay, okay, I may(!) be overselling it, but you get the point. It is useful to have a script to create AWR report for all instances for a given range of snapshot IDs. Following scripts are handy:
|1. To create one AWR report per instance, for the last snap duration :
|2. Same as (1) but in html format :
|3. To create one AWR report per instance, for a range of snap IDs :
|4. To create one AWR report, per instance, per snap ID :
Zip file: awrrpt_scripts
These scripts do not modify anything in the database, just retrieves the data using dbms_workload_repository package. Test the scripts to understand further. Of course, you need access to dbms_workload_repository and access to gv$instance.
Posted in Oracle database internals, Performance tuning, RAC | Tagged: AWR reports, awrrpt.sql, awrrpt_all_gen.sql, awrrpt_all_range_gen.sql | 2 Comments »
Posted by Riyaj Shamsudeen on September 9, 2013
I blogged about DFS lock handle contention in an earlier blog entry. SV resources in Global Resource Directory (GRD) is used to maintain the cached sequence values. I will further probe the internal mechanics involved in the cached sequences. I will also discuss minor changes in the resource names to support pluggable databases (version 12c).
Let’s create an ordered sequence in rs schema and then query values from the sequence few times.
create sequence rs.test_seq order cache 100;
select rs.test_seq.nextval from dual; -- repeated a few times.
Sequence values are permanently stored in the seq$ dictionary table. Cached sequence values are maintained in SV resources in GRD and SV resource names follows the naming convention to include object_id of the sequence. I will generate a string using a small helper script and we will use that resource name to search in the GRD.
SELECT DISTINCT '[0x'
|| '],[SV]' res
FROM dba_objects WHERE object_name=upper('&objname')
AND owner=upper('&owner') AND object_type LIKE 'SEQUENCE%'
Enter value for objname: TEST_SEQ
Enter value for owner: RS
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Posted in 12c, Oracle database internals, Performance tuning, RAC, weird stuff | Tagged: oracle performance, pluggable database, RAC internals, RAC performance, SV resource, weird stuff | 2 Comments »
Posted by Riyaj Shamsudeen on September 8, 2013
A quick note, Expert Oracle RAC book co-written by me is available now: Expert Oracle RAC 12c. I have written about 6 chapters covering the RAC internals that you may want to learn :) I even managed to discuss the network internals in deep, after all, network is one of the most important component of a RAC cluster.
Posted in 12c, Oracle database internals, Performance tuning, RAC | Tagged: oracle performance, performance, RAC internals, RAC performance | Leave a Comment »
Posted by Riyaj Shamsudeen on June 12, 2013
This blog entry is to discuss a method to identify the objects inducing higher amount of redo. First,we will establish that redo size increased sharply and then identify the objects generating more redo. Unfortunately, redo size is not tracked at a segment level. However, you can make an educated guess using ‘db block changes’ statistics. But, you must use logminer utility to identify the objects generating more redo scientifically.
Detecting redo size increase
AWR tables (require Diagnostics license) can be accessed to identify the redo size increase. Following query spools the daily rate of redo size. You can easily open the output file redosize.lst in an Excel spreadsheet and graph the data to visualize the redo size change. Use pipe symbol as the delimiter while opening the file in excel spreadsheet.
REM You need Diagnostic Pack licence to execute this query!
REM Author: Riyaj Shamsudeen
col begin_interval_time format a30
set lines 160 pages 1000
col end_interval_time format a30
set colsep '|'
alter session set nls_date_format='DD-MON-YYYY';
with redo_sz as (
SELECT sysst.snap_id, sysst.instance_number, begin_interval_time ,end_interval_time , startup_time,
VALUE - lag (VALUE) OVER ( PARTITION BY startup_time, sysst.instance_number
ORDER BY begin_interval_time, startup_time, sysst.instance_number) stat_value,
EXTRACT (DAY FROM (end_interval_time-begin_interval_time))*24*60*60+
EXTRACT (HOUR FROM (end_interval_time-begin_interval_time))*60*60+
EXTRACT (MINUTE FROM (end_interval_time-begin_interval_time))*60+
EXTRACT (SECOND FROM (end_interval_time-begin_interval_time)) DELTA
FROM sys.wrh$_sysstat sysst , DBA_HIST_SNAPSHOT snaps
WHERE (sysst.dbid, sysst.stat_id) IN ( SELECT dbid, stat_id FROM sys.wrh$_stat_name WHERE stat_name='redo size' )
AND snaps.snap_id = sysst.snap_id
AND snaps.dbid =sysst.dbid
and begin_interval_time > sysdate-90
, sum(stat_value) redo1
group by instance_number,
order by instance_number, 2
Visualizing the data will help you to quickly identify any pattern anomalies in redo generation. Here is an example graph created from the excel spreadsheet and see that redo size increased recently.
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Posted in 11g, Oracle database internals, Performance tuning, RAC | Tagged: identify objects redo, redo internals, segment_stats.sql, v$logmnr_contents, v$segment_stats | 21 Comments »
Posted by Riyaj Shamsudeen on October 22, 2012
Please join us at the DOUG (DALLAS ORACLE USERS GROUP) Oracle Database Forum meeting on Thursday, October 25, 2012 from 5 pm – 7 pm.
Presented by Riyaj Shamsudeen, OraInternals, & Sahil Thapar:
“Out with the old way, Enter dbms_xplan: A Swiss army knife for performance engineers”
(i) Ability to query access path from memory, AWR repository
(ii) Ability to use cardinality feedback method to understand access plan issues. Few tips from a real world experience will be provided too.
(iii) Ability to understand issues with database links etc.
(iv) Options such as ADVANCED, ALLSTATS etc
(v) Why should you choose dbmx_xplan over tkprof+sql_trace combination?
(vi) Disadvantages of dbms_xplan and a quick introduction to dbms_monitor.
Refreshments sponsored by me :)
Update: Uploading the presentation pdf files. Enjoy :)
Posted in Performance tuning, Presentations | Tagged: dbms_xplan, dbms_xplan advanced, dbms_xplan allstats last, display_awr, display_cursor | 5 Comments »
Posted by Riyaj Shamsudeen on August 18, 2012
Just a quick note, I will be presenting on “Truss, pstack, pmap, and more” talking about advanced UNIX utilities and how it can be utilized to understand inner working of an application or even Oracle Database Engine.
My timeslot is between 2:15 and 3:15 in Room 2016.
Uploading presentation files. Thanks for attending at OOW12.
Posted in Oracle database internals, Performance tuning | Tagged: oracle performance, pmap, pstack, truss | 1 Comment »
Posted by Riyaj Shamsudeen on June 15, 2012
Quick note about Jonathan Lewis trip to Dallas: Jonathan Lewis will be presenting two day seminar on two topics, “Beating the Oracle Optimizer” (June 28) and “Troubleshooting and tuning” (June 29th).
The event will be held June 28-29, 2012 at SMU-in-Legacy in Plano, TX.
This is a must-attend event for experienced DBAs and Developers. Especially, if you are planning to upgrade your database/application in the near-future or if you are in the middle of an upgrade, you must attend these two seminars. This seminar series provide enormous value resolving complex Production performance issues.
Click Here for details.
Posted in Performance tuning, Presentations | Tagged: cost based optimizer presentations, oracle performance | Leave a Comment »