Why Does A SNIPED Session Not Disappear From V$Session ?

(Doc ID 1553143.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 06, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 6.0.0.0 to 11.2.0.3 [Release 6.0 to 11.2]
Oracle Database - Standard Edition - Version 12.1.0.2 to 12.1.0.2 [Release 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 23-May-2016***

Goal

 When IDLE_TIME is set in the users' profiles it will kill the sessions in the database if user is idle for more than IDLE_TIME specified  and status in v$session now becomes SNIPED.

However it will take some time to disappear this SNIPED session information From V$Session and this note explains why.

Solution

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