1 Reply Latest reply: Jul 8, 2011 11:58 AM by lashdown-Oracle RSS

    Question about 'user process' in the context of Oracle

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      The following is an except from oracle documentation.
      Overview of User Processes
      
      When a user runs an application program (such as a Pro*C program) or an Oracle tool (such as
      Enterprise Manager or SQL*Plus), Oracle creates a user process to run the user's application.
      http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/B19306_01/server.102/b14220/process.htm

      As my understand, an user process is a piece of software that can connect to an oracle server. You (the user) can start a piece of this kind of software, then connect to oracle. If so, why Oracle creates a user process to run the user's application?

      Thanks.

      Edited by: Yang Shuai on Jul 6, 2011 10:20 AM