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From: Djordje Jankovic <>
Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2001 12:24:31 -0800
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So, Steve what does error handling module do.  

And, you have not mentioned anything about storage.  

And, ...  



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Sent: Thursday, February 15, 2001 2:19 PM To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L

Note to list  

Many moons ago, before Steve got anywhere near finishing his book, it was to be a glorious oeuvre, a Magnus Opus, a.....well, nevermind, but it was going to be big Big BIG. Including everything about Oracle. (Steve had even decided to include a section on the kernel compilation flags for the engine computer in Ellison's Ferrari, but later cut it, due to an inability to obtain reliable test data.)  

Events intervened, as they must. (You may use the preceding sentence as a Total Explanation for Everyting in Reality) Steve could not do the book he originally envisioned. Rest assured, if he had, you'd probably have a copy of the Oracle source code on your desk now.  

Maybe....just maybe.....if the list bugs Steve ( and Jonathan Lewis and...) enough, he'll go for Book II. :-)  

just a thought  

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Sent: Thursday, February 15, 2001 1:32 PM To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L

Hi Patrice,  

Ross is right. Sorry that you did not find anything helpful in my book. I did not include the error handling module in the scope for my book, because I don't think it's very interesting. Here is what the introduction of my book says about the services layer in general, and then about the scope ...

The services layer provides low-level services that are used by all the higher layers, such as error handling, debugging, and tracing facilities, as well as parameter control and memory services. In particular, the service layer is responsible for generic concurrency control facilities such as latches, event waits, enqueue locks, and instance locks. This layer is also responsible for the management of the data structures for background and user processes and sessions, as well as state objects, inter-process messages, and system statistics.
This book covers the kernel services for waits, latches, locks, and memory.

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@ Steve Adams
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Sent: Friday, 16 February 2001 1:56
To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L

Kernel Services Error DuMP or somesuch.

shows up in virtually all traces i have seen .

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Sent: Thursday, February 15, 2001 7:05 AM To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L

Would anyone know what this refers to?

I have a trace file with cryptic information in it, and can't make sense of it.

I thought perhaps I could figure out what this is by looking in the Oracle Internals book by O'Reilly, but no success. It does say that KS is a layer used by the other layers for memory management, cursor space and other things, but that's all the information I could get out of that book.  

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