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OpenVMS: How Process Quotas are Set for Bequeath Connections on OpenVMS (Doc ID 70671.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 02, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 7.3.3 to 10.2]
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 Cloud Exadata Service - Version N/A and later
HP OpenVMS Itanium
HP OpenVMS Alpha



The purpose of this article is to clarify how the OpenVMS process quotas are set for the connections established via the Bequeath Listeners. The Bequeath Listener was introduced with Oracle V7.3.3.4.

Please note that our recommended method for setting suitable  process quotas for Oracle systems on OpenVMS is via sysgen parameters.The recomendations are covered in the following article:

<Note:156484.1> VMS: System Tuning Recommendations for Oracle RDBMS


This article is for analysts and Oracle users who want to understand how an Oracle Bequeath connection acquires it's quotas for VMS resources such as BYTLM, PGFLQUOTA, and ENQLM. Resource, as defined in this article,  refers to a VMS resource such as PGFLQUOTA or BYTLM. The Bequeath connection is made via the Bequeath listener as a shadow process and it is the shadow process quotas that are described here in this note.

This article is intended to supplement the information already available in the following guides:

Part Desc
A55207-01 SQL*Net V2.3.3 for OpenVMS Configuration and User's Guide
A69347-01 SQL*Net V2.3.4 for OpenVMS Configuration and User's Guide
A57781-01 SQL*Net V8.0.3 for OpenVMS Configuration and User's Guide
A56681-01 SQL*Net V8.0.5 for OpenVMS Configuration and User's Guide


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In this Document
 Bequeath connection information for Oracle 10.2
 Bequeath connection information for earlier releases

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