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Oracle10g Grid Computing with RAC
Chapter 8 - RAC Administration

RAC Related Advantages 

An Oracle internal benchmark comparing the performance of automatic and manual segment space management, conducted on a two node Real Application Cluster database by inserting about 3 million rows in a table, showed that automatic segment space management provided a 35% performance gain over an optimally tuned segment (8 freelist groups, 20 freelists) using the manual mode.  (For more details, refer to Oracle MOSC Note 180608.1) 

Use the new dbms_space.space_usage procedure for reporting the space position in BMB segments. This procedure provides the space usage ratio within each block. It is preferred over the dbms_space.free_blocks procedure. Let us look at an example (a SQL Block) of how to get information about the blocks:


 v_unformatted_blocks number;
 v_unformatted_bytes number;
 v_fs1_blocks number;
 v_fs1_bytes number;
 v_fs2_blocks number;
 v_fs2_bytes number;
 v_fs3_blocks number;
 v_fs3_bytes number;
 v_fs4_blocks number;
 v_fs4_bytes number;
 v_full_blocks number;
 v_full_bytes number;
dbms_space.space_usage ('SYSTEM', 'TEST', 'TABLE', v_unformatted_blocks,
v_unformatted_bytes, v_fs1_blocks, v_fs1_bytes, v_fs2_blocks, v_fs2_bytes,
v_fs3_blocks, v_fs3_bytes, v_fs4_blocks, v_fs4_bytes, v_full_blocks,
dbms_output.put_line('Unformatted Blocks = '||v_unformatted_blocks);

The above text is an excerpt from:

Oracle 10g Grid & Real Application Clusters
Oracle 10g Grid Computing with RAC
ISBN 0-9744355-4-6

by Mike Ault, Madhu Tumma


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