DBMS_JOB and Oracle Scheduler (the Scheduler) use the same job coordinator to start job queue processes. (For the Scheduler, these processes are called job slave processes. This section uses these terms interchangeably.) Although you typically use the
JOB_QUEUE_PROCESSES initialization parameter to limit the number job queue processes for
DBMS_JOB and you use the Scheduler attribute
max_job_slave_processes to limit the number of job slave processes for the Scheduler, the Scheduler is affected by the
The maximum number of job slave processes for Scheduler is determined by the lesser of the values of
max_job_slave_processes. For example:
JOB_QUEUE_PROCESSES is set to 10 and
max_job_slave_processes is set to 20, the job coordinator will start no more than 10 job slave processes to be shared between
DBMS_JOB and the Scheduler.
JOB_QUEUE_PROCESSES is 20 and
max_job_slave_processes is 10, the coordinator will start up to 20 job slave processes. The Scheduler can use only 10 of these, but
DBMS_JOB can use all 20.
JOB_QUEUE_PROCESSES is 0,
DBMS_JOB is disabled, and the maximum number of job slave processes for Scheduler is controlled by the
max_job_slave_processes Scheduler attribute.