…or how I stopped worrying about process count sprawl.
So I was looking at my test server today and noticed that my new container database has a large number of processes associated with it – 180 in all.
Oracle introduced the option of threaded execution a while back and I decided to enable it here. By default, it’s disabled in Oracle 188.8.131.52.
So let’s make the change and bounce the instance.
Hmmm – what’s going on here? Well, with threaded execution, you have to provide the username and password even if you have a password file etc…. Oracle’s documentation for threaded execution (link) clearly mentions this.
Much better now. How about the process counts?
Also much improved, 11 instead of 180.
As I wrote this, I realised that my fellow Enkitec friend, Martin Bach had a post on this. His is much better, so take a look here.