ENQ: TS – Contention

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Thanks to http://www.dbaglobe.com/2010/08/drop-temporary-tablespace-hang-with-enq.html it was a simple matter to resolve the above enqueue wait on an attempt to drop a previously default temporary tablespace.

The session causing the problem was a DBSNMP session being run by the OEM agent on the server. The following script, from the above blog, allowed me to identify the session and sort out getting it ‘removed’ to allow the drop to continue.

se.username username, se.SID sid,
se.serial# serial#, se.status status,
--se.sql_hash_value, --se.prev_hash_value,
se.machine machine, su.TABLESPACE tablespace,
--su.segtype, --su.CONTENTS CONTENTS FROM
v$session se, v$sort_usage su WHERE

I’ve commented out a few of the columns that I’m not interested in at this point, but maybe another time….

-------- --- ------- ------- ------------------ ---------- DBSNMP 595 8273 INACTIVE myserver.mydomain NORMS_TEMP

The sid and serial# were then used to remove the session and allow the tablespace to be dropped.

The script above is a general purpose “who is using temp space at the moment” query, and has been added to my arsenal.

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