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Drop Materialized View Hangs with 'Enq: JI - Contention' (Doc ID 1126123.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 04, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


When running a DROP MATERIALIZED VIEW the session hangs.

The hang has been reproduced and this time we have some trace files generated:

Connect to any session and run the following commands:

sqlplus /nolog
connect / as sysdba
REM The select below is to avoid problems on some releases
select * from dual;
oradebug setmypid
oradebug unlimit
oradebug dump systemstate 266

In the system state we can see the following wait events.

*** 2010-05-11 13:07:10.310
WAIT #4: nam='enq: JI - contention' ela= 4961081 name|mode=1246298118 view object #=3893654 0=0 obj#=3012275 tim=30332617495564
WAIT #4: nam='enq: JI - contention' ela= 2929739 name|mode=1246298118 view object #=3893654 0=0 obj#=3012275 tim=30332620425505

This wait event was determined to be due to a DBMS_JOB entry to refresh the mview we are trying to drop.  So after removing this job we could then successfully drop the mview.


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