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11g Release 2 (11.2)

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LARGE_POOL_SIZE

Property Description
Parameter type Big integer
Syntax LARGE_POOL_SIZE = integer [K | M | G]
Default value If SGA_TARGET is set, but a value is not specified for LARGE_POOL_SIZE, then the default is 0 (internally determined by the Oracle database). If LARGE_POOL_SIZE is specified, then the user-specified value indicates a minimum value for the memory pool.

If SGA_TARGET is not set, 0 if both of the following are true:

  • The pool is not required by parallel execution

  • DBWR_IO_SLAVES is not set

Otherwise, derived from the values of PARALLEL_MAX_SERVERS, PARALLEL_THREADS_PER_CPU, CLUSTER_DATABASE_INSTANCES, DISPATCHERS, and DBWR_IO_SLAVES.

Note that a value derived in this way does not take into account the requirements used for Automatic Storage Management files. As a general guideline, you should add 600K to the size of the SGA on a database instance using ASM.

Modifiable ALTER SYSTEM
Range of values Minimum: the granule size

Maximum: operating system-dependent

Basic No

LARGE_POOL_SIZE specifies (in bytes) the size of the large pool allocation heap. The large pool allocation heap is used in shared server systems for session memory, by parallel execution for message buffers, and by backup processes for disk I/O buffers. Parallel execution allocates buffers out of the large pool only when SGA_TARGET is set.

Caution:

When Oracle derives a default value, it adds 250K for each session for the shared server if DISPATCHERS is configured. The final derived value also includes a port-specific amount of memory for backup I/O buffers. The total derived default value can either be too large to allocate or can cause performance problems. In that case, set LARGE_POOL_SIZE to a number sufficiently small so that the database can start.

You can specify the value of this parameter using a number, optionally followed by K or M to specify kilobytes or megabytes, respectively. If you do not specify K or M, then the number is taken as bytes.

See Also:

Oracle Database Performance Tuning Guide and Oracle Database Upgrade Guide for more information on setting this parameter