Re: A potential bug (infinite loop) in Oracle: querying v$access

From: Deadly Dirk <dirk_at_pfln.invalid>
Date: Thu, 27 Dec 2012 08:23:39 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <kbh0ib$qsc$>

On Wed, 26 Dec 2012 22:02:25 -0800, titan4 wrote:
> On Thursday, December 27, 2012 12:16:22 AM UTC+6, Mladen Gogala wrote:

>> On Wed, 26 Dec 2012 04:41:37 -0800, titan4 wrote:
>> Upgrade sounds like a winner.

> We will not be able to upgrade in the next 2 years, unfortunately...

Oh? I would really like to hear the reasoning behind this one. Are you aware of the fact that version 9i is long gone and unsupported? That means no patches. Absolutely none, zero, nada, zilch. Even worse, if you have corruption or data loss of any kind, you cannot open a service request with the Oracle Support. You are on your own. If the database is so critical to the company that you cannot upgrade it, then the possibility of losing that database and being beyond help should scare your management shootless. Lightning strike could put your company out of business. And lightning strikes do happen. Hurricanes in New York City also do happen. There is a building in Jersey City NJ, called "Harbourside Financial Center", built right on the Hudson coast, less than a mile from the place where Hudson flows into the Atlantic Ocean. Beautiful waterfront property, right across the river from the Wall Street. In the basement of that building was a server room with quite a few servers. Then came the hurricane Sandy. Long story short, here is what happened:

I will leave to your imagination to guess what has happened to the servers in the basement. Imagine your server was sleeping with the fishes, just like Luca Brasi from the "Godfather". Where would you get help? Your server is unsupported and Oracle Corp. would probably require a ton of money and your first born. Your company may go out of business because of such thing.

On the other hand, if that database is not that important, I don't see why wouldn't you take it down and upgrade? A bug in Tough luck my friend, you're on your own. That's what happens when you run unsupported versions.

I love the smell of napalm in the morning.
Received on Thu Dec 27 2012 - 09:23:39 CET

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