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SLOB by Mind Map: SLOB
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Test Models

Physical Read Performance

Redo Generation Performance

Physical Write Performance

Logical I/O Performance

Analysis Tools


General Setup

Eliminate other activity on database server

Disable parallel unless testing parallel performance

Switch logfiles (N*2+1) times before each run

Do a throwaway SLOB run after a bounce to prime the database

Save awr.txt output after each run for further analysis

Scripts to automate multiple SLOB runs and save awr.txt

Try misc/create_database_kit/ in SLOB to build a testing DB

Isolate UNDO blocks from table/index (chains) for write/REDO model by setting db_recycle_cache_size=N


Introducing SLOB:

Collected links/tips/tools:

Yury Velikanov's SLOB index:

SLOB LinkedIn Group:

Karl Arao's TiddlyWiki:[[cpu%20-%20SillyLittleBenchmark%20-%20SLOB]]


Benchmark one storage unit vs another

Compare performance of various filesystems

Identify max throughput possible from your setup

Non-SLOB tools




Other Considerations

Distributing your SLOB results/AWRs may be a legal issue with Oracle Corp