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Posted on 2012-04-09
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Hi,
I am not able to kill a session.

SQL>  ALTER SYSTEM KILL SESSION '889, 46821'  immediate;

System altered.

SQL> SELECT STATUS FROM V$SESSION WHERE SID='889';

STATUS
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ACTIVE
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Question by:dba1234
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by:Gerwin Jansen, EE MVE
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As what user are you trying this? When you try to kill the session as the same user that owns the session, it should work.
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sventhan earned 500 total points
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It takes some time. Try killing it from unix

kill -9 processid
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by:Wasim Akram Shaik
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author, you might have got confused with the sid..

oracle allocates SID(Service Identifiers) dynamically, it doesn't mean that you just have killed a SID and it should not appear again..

yes, for some time, the SID,Serial# combination will not appear

check with sid and serial#

you should use your query like this

SELECT STATUS FROM V$SESSION WHERE SID='889' and serial#='46821'  

then you can actually see whether the process got killed or not..

to be more precise, you can check the paddr from the v$session before killing the session like this

select paddr V$SESSION WHERE SID='889'  and place this value in

select * from v$process where addr='<pddr from above query>' to get the OS process id,where in you can check the status at Operating System level too..!!!
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by:Wasim Akram Shaik
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its possible that the sid which you have just killed might have got allocated with some other process, so you are seeing it again.. as mentioned in my earlier comment check the sid and serial# combination..

and be careful while seeing alone the SID it will lead to killing of some unwanted process which may lead to some other problems..
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