Re: EXTERNAL: OT: Linux vendor survey results

From: Don Seiler <>
Date: Fri, 6 Dec 2013 12:22:21 -0600
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I can also say that OEL/UEK contains some fixes that aren't available in RHEL. In my case it was that Oracle UEK had a complete re-write of the OFA module (open fabric). The RHEL version of this module causes DirectNFS to choke on Infiniband. Oracle is not sharing their re-write back to RH since they say it's proprietary. However we're still on RHEL so we had to abandon our Infiniband plans.


On Tue, Dec 3, 2013 at 11:43 AM, Paul Houghton <> wrote:

> > However for the third question I am surprised that 62% favor Oracle
> Linux.
> Another reason to favour Oracle Linux is (I understand) you have to use
> OVM (Oracle Virtualised Machine) for virtualisation if you are relying on
> per processor licensing and have licensed less than the number of CPUs in
> the host server.

Don Seiler

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