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Performance Impact of Detecting a Deadlock (Doc ID 285270.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 04, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 8.0.3.0 to 11.2.0.3 [Release 8.0.3 to 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Purpose

 To increase awareness of the performance impact that deadlock detection can have on an instance.

Scope

This article does not cover any material about how to solve deadlocks, just how Oracle detects them and how this detection impacts the overall performance. It is intended for Application Developers, DBA's, Consultants and Support Engineers.

Checked for relevance 20th June 2012

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