Latch, mutex and beyond


     This file is part of demos for "Contemporary Latch Internals" seminar v.24.08.2010
     Copyright:   (c) Andrey S. Nikolaev ( RDTEX
connect / as sysdba
alter session set max_dump_file_size=0;

   before 11g shared latch get function was named kslgetsl()
   in 11g - kslgetsl_w()
col shared_latch_function new_value shared_latch_function

var db_v varchar2(100);

var db_comp varchar2(100);

begin dbms_utility.db_version(:db_v,:db_comp); end;


select decode(sign(replace(:db_v,'.','')-110000),1,'kslgetsl_w', 'kslgetsl') shared_latch_function
   from dual;

col laddr new_value laddr 
set echo on

SELECT addr laddr   FROM v$latch
WHERE NAME='gcs partitioned table hash';

/* get latch in shared mode */

oradebug setmypid
oradebug call &shared_latch_function 0x&laddr 1 4 5 8

host sleep 100
oradebug call kslfre 0x&laddr


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