Re: Sticky bit set on linux password file
Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2008 14:08:59 -0700
On Tue, Jul 1, 2008 at 1:05 PM, Tim Gorman <tim_at_evdbt.com> wrote:
> It could just be a clumsy way of signaling to some outside program that the
> database has been mounted by an instance. I used to write scripts that
> looked for the "sgadef_$ORACLE_SID.dbf" file in the "$ORACLE_HOME/dbs"
> directory, for example...
> ...just an idea?...
In that case, I wonder what breaks if SUID is not set?
Or maybe the legacy code dependent on it is gone, and the code to set the bit is still in use?
> Gotta remember that the Oracle RDBMS is the product of combined effort by a
> huge range of people, some of whom are likely to be ... ahem ... a little
> idiosyncratic... perhaps? Some of you who were Oracle employees back in the
> early- to mid-1990s might remember the hard-copy employee phone book for
> Oracle, which had an entry for "Lastnm=Clinton, Firstnm=Bill,
> email=DONT_INHALE"? Now, that's special...
Idiosyncratic? Programmers/DBA's/Geeks ?
Surely you jest.
-- Jared Still Certifiable Oracle DBA and Part Time Perl Evangelist -- http://www.freelists.org/webpage/oracle-lReceived on Tue Jul 01 2008 - 16:08:59 CDT