Re: More spfile goodness

Ah, the chicken or the egg...

Control files are identified by the parameter (spfile/init.ora) file. If you
kept the parameters in the control file, how would the database know which
control files to read? And if a control file was lost? How would you edit the
control file to change the parameter to point to a different control file?

Sounds like a catch-42.

Regards,
Daniel
in sunny Denver, Colorado

Nuno Souto wrote:

> Why complicate things indeed?  If it had to be a binary file,
> it could well have been the control file as you suggest.
> All this spfile/pfile rigmarole is just an unnecessary
> and unwarranted complication.  But it's great to generate
> revenue out of OCP training...
> Cheers
> Nuno Souto
> in sunny Sydney, Australia
> dbvision@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


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