AQ$_PLSQL_NTFN Scheduler Jobs Executed in large numbers affecting Database performance
(Doc ID 2001165.1)
Last updated on OCTOBER 06, 2021
Applies to:Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Exadata Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 18.104.22.168 to 22.214.171.124 [Release 11.2 to 12.1]
Oracle Database - Standard Edition - Version 126.96.36.199 to 188.8.131.52 [Release 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
25 thousand Scheduler jobs with the job_name AQ$_PLSQL_NTFN_% are being executed and affecting database performance.
From Notification tracing these are related to two subscribers on the SYS.SCHEDULER$_EVENT_QUEUE queue.
The first is related to an ILM_AGENT subscriber which is invoking the internal callback procedure SYS.PRVT_ILM.ILM_CALLBACK and the second to a SCHED$_AGT2$_% subscriber which is invoking the internal callback procedure SYS.SCHEDULER$_JOB_EVENT_HANDLER as per the following trace entries
The messages with the msgid no longer exist in user queue SYS.SCHEDULER$_EVENT_QUEUE and the AQ$_PLSQL_NTFN_% jobs do not end.
There may also be a large numbers of EXPIRED messages in the notification exception queue AQ$_AQ_SRVNTFN_TABLE_%_E.
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