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Full table scan in Oracle

When Oracle performs a full table scan, it will read db_file_multiblock_read_count blocks at once.
Oracle only reads blocks below the high water mark in a full table scan.
It is possible to find out which blocks in the buffer cache were read during a full table scan: see this link.
In a full table scan, Oracle reads db_file_multiblock_read_count database blocks at once. The wait event associated with full table scan reads are called db file scattered read.