Synchronizing Oracle Text Index Partitions Shows Long "Process Wait" message in Logfile (Doc ID 1380930.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 28, 2011

Applies to:

Oracle Text - Version: 11.2.0.1 and later   [Release: 11.2 and later ]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Started multiple jobs on each of my 3 Oracle RAC servers, each calling ctx_dll.sync_index in serial (parallel_degree => 1) for a number of partitions.
What I see in the logfile is message "process waiting" which takes more than one hour:

20:28:51 07/09/11 process waiting: INDEXUSER.IDX_FILE_CONTEXTIDX (IDX_PART_2011_07_06_010_003)
21:47:54 07/09/11 process waiting: INDEXUSER.IDX_FILE_CONTEXTIDX (IDX_PART_2011_07_09_005_003)

Several synchronization processes experience this message.
What is this other slave partition sync, and why is it waiting for it?
Why does it wait for "other slave partition sync", when no other sync process is synching the same partition?

Cause

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