RAC Performance and Eviction Issues on Solaris when DISM in Use

(Doc ID 1606318.1)

Last updated on APRIL 24, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.5 to 12.2.0.1 [Release 10.2 to 12.2]
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)

Symptoms

The use of DISM on Solaris systems (SPARC and x86-64) outside of the ASM instance can lead to several different issues ranging from excessive swap usage even when memory is available to kernel panics to performance problems. It has been determined by engineering that the ASM instance is typically such a small memory footprint that it should not cause an issue.

From a Database and/or Clusterware perspective the Symptoms include:

From a system perspective the Symptoms include:

Changes

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Cause

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