1.359 WORKAREA_SIZE_POLICY

WORKAREA_SIZE_POLICY specifies the policy for sizing work areas. This parameter controls the mode in which working areas are tuned.
Property Description

Parameter type

String

Syntax

WORKAREA_SIZE_POLICY = { AUTO | MANUAL }

Default value

AUTO

Modifiable

ALTER SESSION, ALTER SYSTEM

Modifiable in a PDB

Yes

Basic

No

Values

You can specify the following values for WORKAREA_SIZE_POLICY:

  • AUTO

    When AUTO is specified, work areas used by memory-intensive operators are sized automatically, based on the PGA memory used by the system, the target PGA memory set in PGA_AGGREGATE_TARGET, and the requirement of each individual operator.

  • MANUAL

    When MANUAL is specified, the sizing of work areas is manual and based on the values of the *_AREA_SIZE parameter corresponding to the operation (for example, a sort uses SORT_AREA_SIZE). Specifying MANUAL may result in sub-optimal performance and poor PGA memory utilization.

See Also:

Oracle Database Performance Tuning Guide for additional information on setting this parameter