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Re: starting oracle with solaris project

From: DA Morgan <>
Date: Sun, 15 Jul 2007 10:37:33 -0700
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gerryt wrote:
> On Jul 14, 3:37 pm, DA Morgan <> wrote:

>> wrote:
>>> In comp.unix.solaris DA Morgan <> wrote:
>>>> Thanks ... helpful ... and now that I know it is part of Containers
>>>> it takes me back to my original concern which was Oracle support and
>>> They are related, but not bound together.  You do not need to touch any
>>> form of container (zones) in order to make use of project resource
>>> controls.  Running Oracle inside a zone is NOT the same as running it
>>> inside a project!
>>> There are Metalink documents describing how to set up Oracle 10g using
>>> /etc/project for more dynamic shared memory limits.  This avoids needing
>>> to set /etc/system and the foolishness of reboots between changes.

> Last time I checked you still had to "fool" the install procedure with
> entry or two in /etc/system, but that was version 9 something...
>> Simple question:
>> Has anyone that is a production DBA ever seen anything official from
>> Oracle metalink that they will fully support this Solaris capability.
>> I looked and found nothing. If Oracle supports it UNTIL you open an
>> SR then it is not truly supported.

> But do you mean containers (zones) or projects..? Sorry Im just a
> systems
> kind of guy not a DBA.
> But I work with DBAs so I can ask around, but I have to ask the
> "right" question : >

The issue, as I understand it, is that Oracle says you can use these things with one caveat. If something goes wrong they will ask you to duplicate the problem on hardware not using these capabilities.

As that is likely impossible, and certainly almost impossible in a timely fashion, it renders the configurations unsupported.

Daniel A. Morgan
University of Washington (replace x with u to respond)
Puget Sound Oracle Users Group
Received on Sun Jul 15 2007 - 12:37:33 CDT

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