Oracle Scratchpad

February 22, 2008

Serious Analysis

Filed under: Troubleshooting — Jonathan Lewis @ 11:18 pm BST Feb 22,2008

Following a recent posting from Dan Fink on the “presentation” that Mogens Norgaard gave at RMOUG this year I got involved in an interesting email exchange with (amongst others) Graham Wood, who many of you will probably recognise as the “father” of AWR and ADDM.

In the course of the exchange Graham made a comment which I thought was worth passing on to the Oracle world at large: “The design of the rule applied for buffer busy waits is about three pages long.”

It’s an important thought to carry around – and ties in nicely with the paper from Connie Green that I referenced earlier on this week – there’s a lot more to interpreting the statistics than translating one number into a simple-minded action, and far too many people seem to think that that’s all you have to do to fix any Oracle problem.

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  1. [...] and many late night conversations. I’ve just noticed that it looks like it’s spilled over into subsequent email conversations, too. I’d bet they were interesting!The subject up for discussion is ‘How useful are [...]

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