Oracle's kernel debug, diagnostics & tracing infrastructure

The Oracle RDBMS has implemented three APIs (generic debug, generic trace, numeric events) in its low-level kernel debug, diagnostics and tracing infrastructure since version 11g. This session provides an overview of these three APIs, how to get more information about its tracing possibilities/syntax and how to use/set them. In the end some real life client issues that were troubleshot with help of these three APIs are discussed.
You should be able to define and set your own custom actions/events for ORA errors and/or for specific C functions after this session.
Final note: There is a fair chance that it might get a bit geeky :-)

Tuesday, 2018-11-20
5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Stefan Koehler

Freelance Consultant (Soocs)
Oracle ACEOracle OAK-Table
Stefan Koehler follows his passion about Oracle since +15 years and specialized in Oracle performance tuning, especially in Oracle cost based optimizer (CBO) and database internal related topics. Nowadays he primarily works as an independent Oracle database performance consultant and researcher in large mission critical environments (e.g. +10 TB databases) for market-leading companies or multi-billion dollar enterprises in various industries all over the world. He usually supports his clients in understanding and solving complex Oracle performance issues and troubleshooting nontrivial database issues on short-term contracting basis. He is also a proud member of the OakTable Network and is recognized/rewarded as an Oracle ACE by Oracle’s ACE program.

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