Patch 19183482 resolves ORA-01403 getting plan with baseline

I was testing SQL plan baselines on a base 11.2.0.3 release of Oracle on a 64 bit Linux virtual machine.  I ran DBMS_SPM.LOAD_PLANS_FROM_CURSOR_CACHE to create a SQL plan baseline for a test query after running that query once to get its plan in the cursor cache.  When I ran the test query after creating the SQL plan baseline and called dbms_xplan.display_cursor to see its new plan I got an ORA-01403 error:

ORCL:SYSTEM>select * from table(dbms_xplan.display_cursor(null,null,'ALL'));

PLAN_TABLE_OUTPUT
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
SQL_ID  4mu5a860ardpz, child number 1

An uncaught error happened in prepare_sql_statement : ORA-01403: no data found

NOTE: cannot fetch plan for SQL_ID: 4mu5a860ardpz, CHILD_NUMBER: 1
      Please verify value of SQL_ID and CHILD_NUMBER;
      It could also be that the plan is no longer in cursor cache (check v$sql_plan)

I applied patch 19183482 to my test system and the ORA-01403 error went away:

ORCL:SYSTEM>select * from table(dbms_xplan.display_cursor(null,null,'ALL'));

PLAN_TABLE_OUTPUT
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
SQL_ID  4mu5a860ardpz, child number 1
-------------------------------------
select sum(blocks) from test

Plan hash value: 1950795681

---------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Id  | Operation          | Name | Rows  | Bytes | Cost (%CPU)| Time     |
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
|   0 | SELECT STATEMENT   |      |       |       |    29 (100)|          |
|   1 |  SORT AGGREGATE    |      |     1 |     3 |            |          |
|   2 |   TABLE ACCESS FULL| TEST |  2844 |  8532 |    29   (0)| 00:00:01 |
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Query Block Name / Object Alias (identified by operation id):
-------------------------------------------------------------

   1 - SEL$1
   2 - SEL$1 / TEST@SEL$1

Column Projection Information (identified by operation id):
-----------------------------------------------------------

   1 - (#keys=0) SUM("BLOCKS")[22]
   2 - "BLOCKS"[NUMBER,22]

Note
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   - SQL plan baseline SQL_PLAN_dscatqjvyk4qy6b581ab9 used for this statement

Here is a zip of the script that I ran to create the ORA-01403 error and the output that it generated with and without the patch applied on my test database: zip

Here is a list of the bugs that patch 19183482’s readme says it will fix:

14512308: SPM BASELINE PLAN CANNOT BE REPRODUCED
15858022: ‘LIBRARY CACHE: MUTEX X’ AND LIBRARY CACHE LOCKS  PURGED_CURSOR
16400122: SPIKES IN LIBRARY CACHE
16625010: SPM BASELINE NOT WORKING FOR SQL CALLED FROM PL/SQL

I haven’t gotten very far into my investigation of SQL plan baselines but it looks like it would be a good idea to apply 19183482 before using SQL plan baselines on 11.2.0.3.  I barely got started using SQL plan baselines and I immediately hit this bug.

– Bobby









About Bobby

I live in Chandler, Arizona with my wife and three daughters. I work for US Foods, the second largest food distribution company in the United States. I've been working as an Oracle database administrator and PeopleSoft administrator since 1994. I'm very interested in Oracle performance tuning.
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