What are the fixed objects:
Fixed objects are the x$ tables and their indexes.
Why we must gather statistics on fixed objects:
If the statistics are not gathered on fixed objects, the Optimizer will use predefined default values for the
statistics. These defaults may lead to inaccurate execution plans.
Does Oracle gather statistics on fixed objects:
Statistics on fixed objects are not being gathered automatically nor within gathering database stats procedure.
When we should gather statistics on fixed objects:
-After a major database or application upgrade.
-After implementing a new module.
-After changing the database configuration. e.g. changing the size of memory pools (sga,pga,..).
-Poor performance/Hang encountered while querying dynamic views e.g. V$ views.
-This task should be done only a few times per year.
-It's recommended to Gather the fixed object stats during peak hours (system is busy) or after the peak hours but the sessions are still connected (even if they idle), to guarantee that the fixed object tables been populated and the statistics well represent the DB activity.
-Performance degradation may be experienced while the statistics are gathering.
-Having no statistics is better than having a non representive statistics.
How to gather stats on fixed objects:
Firstly Check the last analyzed date:
select OWNER, TABLE_NAME, LAST_ANALYZED from dba_tab_statistics where table_name='X$KGLDP';
OWNER TABLE_NAME LAST_ANAL
------------------------------ ------------------------------ ---------
SYS X$KGLDP 20-MAR-12
Secondly Export the current fixed stats in a table: (in case you need to revert back)
Thirdly Gather fixed objects stats:
In case of reverting to the old statistics:
In case you experianced a bad performance on fixed tables after gathering the new statistics:
exec DBMS_STATS.import_fixed_objects_stats(stattab =>’STATS_TABLE_NAME’,STATOWN =>'OWNER');