Fyi this sums up the topic nicely: http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/B19306_01/server.102/b15658/appb_hpux.htm #i637036 _____ From: Adrian [mailto:adex.turner@xxxxxxxxx] Sent: 06 August 2007 19:36 To: 'edwin_kodamala@xxxxxxxxx'; 'rxsherm@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'; 'knecht.stefan@xxxxxxxxx'; 'ax.mount@xxxxxxxxx'; 'exriscer@xxxxxxxxx' Cc: 'oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx' Subject: RE: Async_io set up HP-UX for 10g Instances(these are apps instances) Edwin, You can only simulate asynchronous I/O as per the note. This is not the same as having kernel level asynchronous I/O, as there will be overheads. Even so, the available throughput may be sufficient for your requirement. I suggest you try it and see. Adrian _____ From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of edwin devadanam Sent: 06 August 2007 16:01 To: rxsherm@xxxxxxxxxxxxx; knecht.stefan@xxxxxxxxx; ax.mount@xxxxxxxxx; exriscer@xxxxxxxxx Cc: oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: Re: Async_io set up HP-UX for 10g Instances(these are apps instances) Hi All, Please add ur valuable comments on the below mentioned points. This is production database: SQL> show sga Total System Global Area 3215950016 bytes Fixed Size 741568 bytes Variable Size 1056964608 bytes Database Buffers 2147483648 bytes Redo Buffers 10760192 bytes 1) As discussed we can't use disk_asynch_io=true in HP-UX(its using jfs not raw filesystem) 2) Is HP-UX(JFS) doesnt suport asynchronous io?(operating system level) 3) dbwr_io_slaves=x or db_writer_processes=y which one does asynchronous i/o?(refer Note:47328.1) 4)Keeping db_writer_processes=y only will i not achieve asynchornous i/o? Thanks In Advance, Edwin.K Roby Sherman <rxsherm@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > > - disk_asynch_io is used to enable the oracle kernel to make use of > asynchronous io, IF the OS supports it. And you really DO want to figure out if your OS supports it. Otherwise if you turn it on and its not supported, your database is essentially making two I/O calls for every one... One to aio_write (which fails) and then an immediate call to pwrite after. I can't tell you how many environments I come into where disk_asynch_io is set to true and it isn't supported. --Roby -- http://www.freelists.org/webpage/oracle-l _____ Be a better Globetrotter. Get <http://us.rd.yahoo.com/evt=48254/*http:/answers.yahoo.com/dir/_ylc=X3oDMTI5 MGx2aThyBF9TAzIxMTU1MDAzNTIEX3MDMzk2NTQ1MTAzBHNlYwNCQUJwaWxsYXJfTklfMzYwBHNs awNQcm9kdWN0X3F1ZXN0aW9uX3BhZ2U-?link=list&sid=396545469> better travel answers from someone who knows. Yahoo! Answers - Check it out.