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Subject: Re: New Solaris announcement
From: joel garry <joel-ga...@home.com>
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On Oct 4, 9:15=A0pm, Mladen Gogala <gogala.mla...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Oracle usually makes announcements on the OOW, this one is no exception:
> However, this announcement did surprise me. It says the following:
> =A0"Improve Oracle Real Application Clusters lock latency by 17% by
> offloading lock management into the Oracle Solaris kernel."
> So, RAC lock management is now moved to OS? How smart is to use other
> platforms for RAC? In particular, what about Linux OS? If Solaris is
> getting preferential treatment, as is visible from the following
> statement, how smart it is to use Oracle on Linux? How committed is
> Oracle Corp. to the Linux OS?
Good questions. Lock management came from VMS, and then the big thing
was to take it out of the kernel,. I'd wildly speculate the kernel
people are smart enough to layer the code so it could be migrated as a
separate product on other platforms, or even a module within an Oracle
linux. OCFS2 was taken off alpha status in 2.6.19, and it was based
on the old VMS DLM. Then again, I'm probably wildly optimistic, and
it's just a hack job by some kids. Then again, it might just be
marketspeak. 17% of what?
> =93Oracle Solaris 11 is the best UNIX operating system to run Oracle
> applications, deploy mission critical cloud infrastructure and protect
> customer investments,=94 said John Fowler, executive vice president,
> Systems, Oracle.
> OK. What about Oracle Linux? Is it at least a good choice? Solaris 11 is
> obviously the best choice, but will Linux still remain at least a good
Prolly the difference is scale. Sell app for cloud to SMB market,
then bring linux in house once established, use cloud for additional
projects, then bring in house again with appliance. Listening to
Larry drone on about fusion put me to sleep, but mo money mo money mo
money for mo licenses, mo licenses, mo licenses. Since they sell
apps, the strategy to be able to package soup-to-nuts the same thing
in such wildly different configurations based on whatever the customer
heard was best, is brilliant.
> Mladen Gogala
> The Oracle Whispererhttp://mgogala.byethost5.com
Eh? Speak up! lol
@home.com is bogus.
"A Complete Guide To Going Paperless" title on spam, gave me a