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INSERT INTO SYS.AUD$ Is Blocking Due to Waiting on 'gc freelist' (Doc ID 2207798.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 14, 2021

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Backup Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


INSERT INTO SYS.AUD$ is blocking due to waiting for 'gc freelist'.  This causes the instance to hang.

The database exhibits other performance-related symptoms; i.e., the alert log contains:

  AUD: Audit Commit Delay exceeded, written a copy to OS Audit Trail




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