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Startup Command and Parameter Reference
Startup Parameter Descriptions : Private Read-only Buffers (-Bp)

Private Read-only Buffers (-Bp)

Use Private Read-only Buffers (-Bp) to request a number of private read-only buffers.
Operating system and syntax
UNIX / Windows
-Bp n
Use with
Maximum value
Minimum value
Single-user default
Multi-user default
Client Connection
An INTEGER value greater than 1 but less than 64.
The request remains active for the entire session unless it is changed or disabled by an application. Each user of private read-only buffers reduces the number of public buffers, which is set with Blocks in Database Buffers (-B). The total number of private read-only buffers for all simultaneous users is limited to 25% of the total blocks in database buffers.