RE: OT: Oracle Critical Patch Article

From: Herring Dave - dherri <>
Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2008 15:47:10 -0600
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We try to wait at least 2 months before applying a CPU patch, as these have been rather buggy in our experience. Last year's CPUOct2007 release changed the PQ distribution method in at least one of our queries, absolutely killing performance in certain situations. This was under on Tru64, in a DW environment.


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-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Robyn Sent: Tuesday, January 15, 2008 2:09 PM
To: oracle-l
Subject: Re: OT: Oracle Critical Patch Article

sigh ... forgot the main point I was trying to make ...

If they'd asked me if we were on the 'latest', the answer would have been no ... except for brief windows right after a release had been fully rolled through the environment(s) and before the next round hit.



> The review of the CPU release occurred within the first week of the
> release and the go/no go decision was documented with an explanation.
> That satisfied the auditors - we got very high scores on security and
> patching.

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