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High Memory Usage By Encryption Processes (TDE) Consuming Swap Space Reducing Free Memory Drastically (Doc ID 1464584.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 08, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Gen 1 Exadata Cloud at Customer (Oracle Exadata Database Cloud Machine) - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)


You have recently upgraded from Oracle 9.2 without Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) to Oracle with TDE.
You have notice that from this TDE implementation, the processes memory grow and grow in the heap.

There is no memory increase is noted at database level, the v$process shows normal PGA allocation for the processes.
However, the swap space is continually being consumed until the point where the server will crash.



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