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Statspack report analysis

Have you ever faced this ? ... You have your statspack report ready & are trying to work with your Statspack analyzer tool, which performs statspack report analysis & generates an html file, which is more understandable to non-DBA's too (with some charts, top-queries, recommendations, etc.) . At this moment, either your analysis tool gives up, or the website which you used for analysis, is unavailable (recently happened with oraperf, which we used) !
A solution to this, for a DBA, is to be able to read through the statspack report & identify the key areas, issues of importance . This place offers a simple statspack survival guide, to help understand the report. Hope this helps a DBA in speedy statspack analysis, instead of depending on a tool that is not working, or giving erratic results.

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--contributed by Manjunath Ulthi, Senior DBA at Infosys Technologies limited

1 Introduction

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Solution: This can be handled by applying the patch 4612267.

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For further information refer the Metalink Notes

Note: 338461.1: SQL*Plus With Instant Client Hangs, When System Uptime Is More Than 248 Days

Note:4612267.8 : Bug 4612267 - OCI client spins when machine uptime >= 249 days

2 General Instructions

Procedure to apply the patch

1. Download the …