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11g Release 2 (11.2)

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JOB_QUEUE_PROCESSES

Property Description
Parameter type Integer
Default value 1000
Modifiable ALTER SYSTEM
Range of values 0 to 1000
Basic No
Oracle RAC Multiple instances can have different values.

JOB_QUEUE_PROCESSES specifies the maximum number of job slaves per instance that can be created for the execution of DBMS_JOB jobs and Oracle Scheduler (DBMS_SCHEDULER) jobs. DBMS_JOB and Oracle Scheduler share the same job coordinator and job slaves, and they are both controlled by the JOB_QUEUE_PROCESSES parameter.

If the value of JOB_QUEUE_PROCESSES is set to 0, then DBMS_JOB jobs and Oracle Scheduler jobs will not run on the instance.

If JOB_QUEUE_PROCESSES is set to a value in the range of 1 to 1000, then DBMS_JOB jobs and Oracle Scheduler jobs will run. The actual number of job slaves created for Oracle Scheduler jobs is auto-tuned by the Scheduler depending on several factors, including available resources, Resource Manager settings, and currently running jobs. However, the combined total number of job slaves running DBMS_JOB jobs and Oracle Scheduler jobs on an instance can never exceed the value of JOB_QUEUE_PROCESSES for that instance.

Advanced replication uses Oracle Scheduler for data refreshes. Oracle Streams Advanced Queuing uses Oracle Scheduler for message propagation. Materialized views use Oracle Scheduler for automatic refreshes. Setting JOB_QUEUE_PROCESS to 0 will disable these features as well as any other features that use Oracle Scheduler or DBMS_JOB.

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