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PARALLEL_IO_CAP_ENABLEDparameter is deprecated. It is retained for backward compatibility only. It is replaced by the
PARALLEL_DEGREE_LIMITparameter when set to
PARALLEL_IO_CAP_ENABLED specifies whether or not Oracle caps the default degree of parallelism to no greater than what the I/O system can support. This new value is calculated based on the results of the resource manager's I/O calibration package.
PARALLEL_IO_CAP_ENABLED is set to
true and the database I/O capacity has been calibrated, then Oracle will reduce the default degree of parallelism if the I/O capacity cannot support the available number of CPUs. To calibrate the I/O capacity, use the
DBMS_RESOURCE_MANAGER.CALIBRATE_IO procedure to measure the system's I/O capacity. Oracle then computes the degree of parallelism so as not to exceed the system's I/O capacity.
See Also:Oracle Database Data Warehousing Guide for information on initializing and tuning parameters for parallel execution