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Why Does A SNIPED Session Not Disappear From V$Session ? (Doc ID 1553143.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 30, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 6.0 to 11.2]
Oracle Database - Standard Edition - Version to [Release 12.1]
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Exadata Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


 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.


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