DBA_HIST_PGA_TARGET_ADVICE displays historical predictions of how the cache hit percentage and over allocation count statistics displayed by the V$PGASTAT performance view would be impacted if the value of the PGA_AGGREGATE_TARGET parameter is changed. This view contains snapshots of V$PGA_TARGET_ADVICE.
Unique snapshot ID
Database ID for the snapshot
Instance number for the snapshot
Value of PGA_AGGREGATE_TARGET for the prediction (in bytes)
PGA_TARGET_FOR_ESTIMATE / the current value of the PGA_AGGREGATE_TARGET parameter
Indicates whether the advice is enabled (ON) or disabled (OFF) depending on the value of the STATISTICS_LEVEL parameter
Total bytes processed by all the work areas considered by this advice (in bytes)
Estimated number of extra bytes which would be read or written if PGA_AGGREGATE_TARGET was set to the value of the PGA_TARGET_FOR_ESTIMATE column. This number is derived from the estimated number and size of work areas which would run in one-pass (or multi-pass) for that value of PGA_AGGREGATE_TARGET.
Estimated value of the cache hit percentage statistic when PGA_AGGREGATE_TARGET equals PGA_TARGET_FOR_ESTIMATE. This column is derived from the above two columns and is equal to BYTES_PROCESSED / (BYTES_PROCESSED + ESTD_EXTRA_BYTES_RW)
Estimated number of PGA memory over-allocations if the value of PGA_AGGREGATE_TARGET is set to PGA_TARGET_FOR_ESTIMATE. A nonzero value means that PGA_TARGET_FOR_ESTIMATE is not large enough to run the work area workload. Hence, PGA_AGGREGATE_TARGET should not be set to PGA_TARGET_FOR_ESTIMATE since Oracle will not be able to honor that target.