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Oracle® Database Reference
10g Release 1 (10.1)

Part Number B10755-01
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V$EVENT_HISTOGRAM displays a histogram of the number of waits, the maximum wait, and total wait time on an event basis. The histogram has buckets of time intervals from < 1 ms, < 2 ms, < 4 ms, < 8 ms, ... < 2^21 ms, < 2^22 ms, = 2^22 ms.

The histogram will not be filled unless the TIMED_STATISTICS initialization parameter is set to true.

Column Datatype Description
EVENT# NUMBER Event number
EVENT VARCHAR2(64) Name of the Event
WAIT_TIME_MILLI NUMBER Amount of time the bucket represents (in milliseconds). If the duration = num, then this column represents waits of duration < num that are not included in any smaller bucket.
WAIT_COUNT NUMBER Number of waits of the duration belonging to the bucket of the histogram