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RE: fetch across commit

Lord David

2004-11-30

Replies:
Seems to me that the fetch-across-commit is not actually the problem in this
case. There is no DML activity on that table. Hence the blocks in the
buffer cache are never made 'dirty'. On the other hand, there is a danger
of snapshot too old with repeatedly inserting into the same table and then
committing, due to delayed block cleanout: -

1. Inserting into a block generates rollback with a lock on it and puts a
pointer to the rollback in the interested transaction list (ITL) of the
block buffer.
2. Committing releases the lock on the rollback segment but doesn't clean
out the ITL. The rollback segment is now available for reuse.
3. A second insert into the same block comes across the ITL entry and goes
to find the rollback segment. If this has been overwritten, you get
snapshot too old.

I've seen a case of this with a script that inserted into a temporary table,
committed, updated the table, committed, updated the table again, committed,
etc. There was no cursor being fetched across the commits, there was no
other session doing anything with the table and yet it still raised a
snapshot too old.

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David Lord



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ganesh Raja [mailto:ganesh.raja@(protected)]
> Sent: 30 November 2004 10:36
> To: dgoulet@(protected)
> Cc: Oracle List
> Subject: Re: fetch across commit
>
>
> Goulet,
>
> If you see the OP's Program he is Doing an Insert into a Different
> Table and commiting there .. So Why Should he Get a 1555 here or a
> Fetch Across Commit.
>
> He will get 1555 Only if another Program is doing Updates to the EMP
> table and commiting so often that it wraps the Undo faster than this
> Process.
>
> A Fetch Across commit will happen only if the Same Table is Updated
> and Commitied in a Cursor Loop ...
>
> Additions and corrections welcome.
>
> Cheers!
> Ganesh
>
>
> On Fri, 26 Nov 2004 21:47:03 -0500, Goulet, Dick
> <dgoulet@(protected):
> > Seems you've asked this question twice now, which means you did not
> > understand the answer the first time. OK; the short answer
> is yes it
> > can cause an ORA-1555 error. The reason is that when you opened the
> > cursor Oracle captured the current SCN, say 100. You've
> done several
> > updates/inserts/deletes based on the logic of your program
> and done a
> > commit, which changed the SCN to say 105. In doing so you've told
> > Oracle that you are no longer interested in any rollback
> segments before
> > SCN 105, when in fact you are. Immediately that is not a
> problem, but
> > sooner or later part of your cursor will need to recreate a
> data row to
> > SCN 100 with rollback data. Problem is that you've let it go &
> > consequently Oracle cannot create a read consistent view as
> of SCN 100 &
> > you get ORA-01555.
> >
> > One trick I've used rather successfully in the past is to
> put an "order
> > by" clause on the cursor statement. Order By causes a
> sort, which means
> > Oracle has to find all of the data that your cursor will
> need and sort
> > it before handing you the first row. Now all of your
> return rows are
> > stored in a temp table in the Temp tablespace & no more
> rollback or read
> > consistent view activity is needed. It's a hack I'll admit, but one
> > that appears to work 90% of the time.=20
> >
> > Dick Goulet
> > Senior Oracle DBA
> > Oracle Certified 8i DBA
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: ryan_gaffuri@(protected)
> > Sent: Wednesday, November 24, 2004 1:53 PM
> > To: zimsbait@(protected)
> > Cc: z b
> > Subject: Re: fetch across commit
> >
> > yes, because a commit releases the lock on the rollback segments and
> > orac=3D
> > le can overwrite them with another process.=3D20
> > -------------- Original message --------------=3D20
> >
> > > Listers,=3D20
> > >=3D20
> > > I have a question where I need a little clarification
> about fetching
> > ac=3D
> > ross=3D20
> > > commits. Can this happen if the table being committed to
> is not the
> > sam=3D
> > e=3D20
> > > as the tables(s) in the cursors?=3D20
> > >=3D20
> > > For example, if I had :=3D20
> > > cursor c1 is select empname form emp where=3D20
> > > dept =3D3D 100;=3D20
> >
> >
> >
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