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232 UTL_RECOMP

The UTL_RECOMP package recompiles invalid PL/SQL modules, invalid views, Java classes, indextypes and operators in a database, either sequentially or in parallel.

This chapter contains the following topics:


Using UTL_RECOMP


Overview

This script is particularly useful after a major-version upgrade that typically invalidates all PL/SQL and Java objects. Although invalid objects are recompiled automatically on use, it is useful to run this script prior to operation because this will either eliminate or minimize subsequent latencies due to on-demand automatic recompilation at runtime.

Parallel recompilation can exploit multiple CPUs to reduce the time taken to recompile invalid objects. The degree of parallelism is specified by the first argument to RECOMP_PARALLEL Procedure.

In general, a parallelism setting of one thread for each available CPU provides a good initial setting. However, please note that the process of recompiling an invalid object writes a significant amount of data to system tables and is fairly I/O intensive. A slow disk system may be a significant bottleneck and limit speedups available from a higher degree of parallelism.


Operational Notes


Examples

Recompile all objects sequentially:

EXECUTE UTL_RECOMP.RECOMP_SERIAL();

Recompile objects in schema SCOTT sequentially:

EXECUTE UTL_RECOMP.RECOMP_SERIAL('SCOTT');

Recompile all objects using 4 parallel threads:

EXECUTE UTL_RECOMP.RECOMP_PARALLEL(4);

Recompile objects in schema JOE using the number of threads specified in the parameter JOB_QUEUE_PROCESSES:

EXECUTE UTL_RECOMP.RECOMP_PARALLEL(NULL, 'JOE');

Summary of UTL_RECOMP Subprograms

Table 232-1 UTL_RECOMP Package Subprograms

Subprogram Description

RECOMP_PARALLEL Procedure

Recompiles invalid objects in a given schema, or all invalid objects in the database, in parallel

RECOMP_SERIAL Procedure

Recompiles invalid objects in a given schema or all invalid objects in the database



RECOMP_PARALLEL Procedure

This procedure uses the information exposed in the DBA_Dependencies view to recompile invalid objects in the database, or in a given schema, in parallel.

Syntax

UTL_RECOMP.RECOMP_PARALLEL(
   threads  IN   PLS_INTEGER DEFAULT NULL,
   schema   IN   VARCHAR2    DEFAULT NULL,
   flags    IN   PLS_INTEGER DEFAULT 0);

Parameters

Table 232-2 RECOMP_PARALLEL Procedure Parameters

Parameter Description

threads

The number of recompile threads to run in parallel. If NULL, use the value of 'job_queue_processes'.

schema

The schema in which to recompile invalid objects. If NULL, all invalid objects in the database are recompiled.

flags

Flag values are intended for internal testing and diagnosability only.


Usage Notes

The parallel recompile exploits multiple CPUs to reduce the time taken to recompile invalid objects. However, please note that recompilation writes significant amounts of data to system tables, so the disk system may be a bottleneck and prevent significant speedups.


RECOMP_SERIAL Procedure

This procedure recompiles invalid objects in a given schema or all invalid objects in the database.

Syntax

UTL_RECOMP.RECOMP_SERIAL(
   schema   IN   VARCHAR2    DEFAULT NULL,
   flags    IN   PLS_INTEGER DEFAULT 0);

Parameters

Table 232-3 RECOMP_SERIAL Procedure Parameters

Parameter Description

schema

The schema in which to recompile invalid objects. If NULL, all invalid objects in the database are recompiled.

flags

Flag values are intended for internal testing and diagnosability only.