Last updated on AUGUST 07, 2013
Applies to:Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 188.8.131.52 to 184.108.40.206 [Release 11.1 to 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
The shared pool component "hssk hofpa/3" grows - in some cases increased by 3-4 MB a day.
This is supported by queries from v$sgastat and dba_hist_sgastat.
Flushing the shared_pool does not free the memory from "hssk hofpa/3", only a database restart will free the memory.
The increased memory usage can cause shared pool contention and ORA-4031 after some time.
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