Re: 10g on Linux

I talked with a technical person in Oracle and got the following response:
I would not recommend moving production to 10g now.
However, if you start a project that will be moved to production in about 9
months, start it on 10g.

Yechiel Adar
Mehish
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ken Payton" <Ken.Payton@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, July 31, 2004 12:00 AM
Subject: 10g on Linux


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>
> I need to install Oracle on the below configuration. We have 20GB of =
> memory and are running the hugemem kernel.  I would like to take =
> advantage of this as much as possible.  We have already installed 10g =
> and got it working with the huge memory footprint based on Oracle docs =
> with little issue.  No patching was required, although patches are =
> necessary for 9i.  =20
>
> It is my recommendation to run 10g but would appreciate feedback in =
> regard to 10g vs 9i given this configuration.  I have recommendation =
> against 10g in the past(on solaris), although I believe there is a =
> better case given this configuration.  I believe 10g will be more =
> reliable based on the dedication Oracle has had to the Linux platform =
> over the past two years, primarily while 10g has been developed.  It is =
> my understanding that Oracle is building on Linux first and then porting =
> to other OS's.  Are there any thoughts out there about this?  If anyone =
> has any experiences they would like to share it would be much =
> appreciated.  I am interested in both sides of the story, although =
> success stories would make me much happier.
>
> Overview
> - single instance (Non-RAC)
> - SAN attached SUN 3510 Disks
> - 2-4 TB database
> - HP DL740
> - 8 X 2.8 GHz Zion CPU's
> - 20GB RAM
> - Redhat AS 3.0 hugemem kernel
> Required feature set
> - heap/IOT tables
> - B-tree indexes
> - partitioning
> - transportable tablespaces
> - Huge Memory support (10+GB Buffer Cache)
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