11 Replies Latest reply: Dec 27, 2010 2:25 PM by CKPT RSS

    What differences if we kill SMON or we kill  PMON Back ground processes ??


      i am little bit confused.Please help me out...

      If we kill PMON---->Instance crashed---->Alert log content
      LGWR (ospid: 9764960): terminating the instance due to error 472
      Instance terminated by LGWR, pid = 9764960

      If we kill SMON---->Instance crashed---->Alert log content
      PMON (ospid: 13041666): terminating the instance due to error 474
      Instance terminated by PMON, pid = 13041666
      2010-12-27 07:31:04.187000 +01:00

      Then ,what is the difference in mechnism in killing either to SMON or PMON???