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Oracle Free Buffer Waits

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    The script below can be used to monitor the free buffer waits in Oracle database: –

    Free Buffer Waits SQL

    SELECT state, sid, seconds_in_wait
    FROM v$session_wait
    WHERE event='free buffer waits'
    ORDER BY seconds_in_wait DESC;

    If the result returns with a high number seconds_in_wait, then you might need to take action recommended as below:-
    a) Increase the db_block_lru_latches (rule of thumbs is 2 db_block_lru_latches for each CPU)
    b) Increase the database buffer cache

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