RE: new Patch Set Updates released

From: Kellyn Pedersen <>
Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2010 12:53:19 -0800 (PST)
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Also want to add after what I stated on challenges of downloads- If you have a lot of one-off patches to address bugs, (I have an average of five in my environments) that is where I've found these challenging.  If you have a one-off patch that is in conflict with the PSU, then you have to open an SR and submit a request to Oracle development to get a "special" one-off patch to get what you need, (or my favorite-   "Please discontinue using the feature until you upgrade to 11g!"  Yes, this was a suggestion on a parallel query bug!  Gotta love'm....:))

Kellyn Pedersen
Multi-Platform DBA
I-Behavior Inc.
"Go away before I replace you with a very small and efficient shell script..."

  • On Wed, 1/13/10, Allen, Brandon <> wrote:

From: Allen, Brandon <> Subject: RE: new Patch Set Updates released To: "" <>, "" <> Date: Wednesday, January 13, 2010, 11:13 AM

I'm just curious what the list's opinion is on these from those who have been installing them - are they truly "low risk" as described by Oracle in MOS Doc 854428.1, or have you found the reality to be significantly different from the hype?  Of course I would always install in a test environment first, no matter how low-risk it is deemed to be, but I'm just curious if people are generally finding these to be more trouble than their worth, or if they have gone smoothly?

I've never applied a PSU or CPU before, but am considering changing my policy on that and applying these PSUs either quarterly, or maybe only semi-anually or anually depending on the level of effort required and how many bugs I find they introduce once I actually test it.

I was already in the process of preparing to install, but I suppose I might as well jump to now that it's out.  I'm a little scared to be that far out on the bleeding edge, but we'll test thoroughly and wait a month or so before putting it in production so hopefully we'll be okay.  I'll report back to the list if I come across any major issues.

Thanks in advance for any feedback!

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