Mike Smith wrote:
> >
> > Doesn't Oracle run MUCH better when given raw block disk devices to store
> > data on?
> Oracle wants to cache it's own data, it doesn't want the buffer cache
> behind it.

Yes, now it's all coming back.  It's amazing how much you can forget in 
the space of a decade.

> >  Could this have lead to some of the poor performance Mike Smith
> > was seeing when testing this summer?
> No, we were layering over the filesystem, however filesystem load was
> insignificant.  The Oracle performance issues are well known, and this
> isn't one of them.

Thank you for clearing that up.

            "Where am I, and what am I doing in this handbasket?"

Wes Peters                                                         Softweyr LLC
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