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Old 06-03-2005, 05:26 AM   #1
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Oracle on RHEL AS3 Cluster

I am a sysadmin for an Oracle DB instance running on an active/passive RHEL AS3 cluster. I have 16GB of RAM in each node and 4 procs. My concern is memory utilization. Oracle seems to soak up all but 20 or so MB of RAM consistantly. I have verified with the DBA that all is well from his view and I have not seen any OS or application related problems as of yet. Can anyone tell me if this is normal? Thanks!
Old 06-03-2005, 06:32 AM   #2
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Your problem is very complicated and need detailed informations.

1- What is your kernel version? Check it with uname?
2- What is your kernel parameters for oracle? (see Oracle installation documentation)

If these two parameters satisfy then we need to work on the dba side.

3- How many users are there in the system?
4- Is the system shared or dedicated
5- Are you using rac?
6- what is the result for ps - ef | grep oracle
7- check shared memory with pmap, vmstat or other commands.
8- Is your system hanging or crashing for that reason?
9- Are users getting any oracle error messages?
10- Can you post 'show parameters' output from the sqlplus.

I cant be sure at that point but it is most likely a performance tuning problem if it is not releated to redhat kernel (I think Redhat is the least reliable among other linux systems).

Last edited by sadun; 06-06-2005 at 01:17 AM.
Old 06-05-2005, 08:38 AM   #3
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This sounds like your oracle parameters are a bit oversized. I don't know what version of oracle you are running but if it is pre 9 then I would first look at DB_BLOCK_BUFFERS multiplied by DB_BLOCK_SIZE. This will tell you how large the SGA is. If your db version is 9 or higher then you can use the parameter DB_CACHE_SIZE and that will tell you the size of your sga. There are other parameters as well to look at, so if you post your init.ora parameters here I can tell you if your parameters are causing the high memory usage. I work with very large oracle systems (solaris active passive) that run SAP and I know that you can control the amount memory oracle uses.

Hope this helps


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