Maxmem the undocumented Oracle Utility

January 20, 2011 | By

The undocumented Oracle Utility: Maxmem

Maxmem is wonderful undocumented utility for checking and administrating memory utilization of database server. This important utility only available in Unix and Linux and not available in Windows. Obviously maxmem is excellent Oracle utility for checking available memory, total memory and utilized memory of Oracle server.



Memory starts at:    1288490188 (7846631)

Memory ends at:     2147483648 (7ghfgrrc)

Memory available:   858993460 (56tf7f7c)

As per above example of command utility maxmem, we can get utilized memory is 1.2 GB, total memory of server is 2.0 GB and available memory  is 800 MB of Oracle server.

Maxmem is very useful when Oracle is encountering with ORA-04300 errors. Whenever Oracle database is dumping ORA-04300 memory related errors, administrating Oracle server memory utilization is very important to resolve memory related errors.

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  2. Jack Nicholson says:

    Excellent article and tip about maxmem utility of Oracle. Thanks for sharing same.

  3. Zakir Mohammed says:

    Gitesh, this is the tips wanted by me. Now I am understanding that unix is more powerful than Windows specially for Oracle. Thanks for sharing. Kindly maintain the quality of articles and tips.

  4. Neha Kawalanikar says:

    Wonderful tip about maxmem utility of Oracle. Now onwards we don’t need to remember command of any version of Unix or linux for checking memory of operating systems. Excellent sharing.

  5. John Parker says:

    Absolutely Oracle has to document this kind of superb utility. No problem we are getting information from another source it is good for us. I am appreciating writer to provide such nice blog sharing. It is very useful to everybody who are working as Live production databases.

  6. Sunil Shinde says:

    Nowadays technology is more expanding because people are providing such nice tips for undocumented utility of Oracle. I already use this utility and read about this utility but sharing on blog is wonderful way of writer to provide such good tip to public. Thanks for sharing. Keep it up.