Greg Lehey wrote:
> FWIW, I was never happy with the removal of block devices either.  I
> was shouted down with "can you point to any one use they are?", to
> which I replied "just because I don't know of one doesn't mean there
> isn't one, or that there will never be one in the future".  This is an
> example where they could presumably be useful.

Doesn't Oracle run MUCH better when given raw block disk devices to store
data on?  Could this have lead to some of the poor performance Mike Smith
was seeing when testing this summer?

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Wes Peters                                                         Softweyr LLC
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