Large Waits on "Enq: TX - Index Contention" While a Massive Delete Takes Place or is Uncomitted
(Doc ID 2281781.1)
Last updated on JUNE 05, 2019
Applies to:Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 126.96.36.199 and later
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
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- Index block splits take a large amount of time after a massive delete operation or with a highly fragmented index
- The high amount of time appears because large index block reject count before the segment is extended or a block split occurs
- This issue can cause enq :TX index contention waits in environment where large deletes or index fragmentation occur without the possibility to rebuild/coalesce indexes after it
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