Thanks Jared. It has taken all of my strength to not reply to some of the most egregious postings in this thread. My more recent blurb on shutdown abort can be found on page four of my 2004 HA paper:
Speaking of wild theoretical conjecture, thanks to Alex G. for his recent rants on DBAs and guessing. I have long been an opponent of the 'guessing method' of Oracle tuning, which goes hand in hand with the 'try a bunch of stuff' method of Oracle troubleshooting :-)
Best to all, including the guessers, Jeremiah Wilton ORA-600 Consulting http://www.ora-600.net Jared Still wrote:
http://Amazon.com> from early days.Amazon has a few databases, and they were/are regularly shutdown with abort.