Partition Truncate or Drop Taking a Long Time With SQL 'insert /*+ RELATIONAL . . . delete global indexes' (Doc ID 2177233.1)

Last updated on MAY 08, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.4 to 11.2.0.4 [Release 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

 A partition truncate or partition drop is taking a long time, and you specified UPDATE INDEXES or UPDATE GLOBAL INDEXES.  An AWR might show the following SQL as a top SQL for elapsed time:

 Other processes waiting to update the table, such as GoldenGate, may get an "ORA-54 resource busy and acquire with NOWAIT specified or timeout expired" while waiting for the global index maintenance to complete.

Changes

 Truncate partition or drop partition.

Cause

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