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 better travel answers from someone who knows. Yahoo! Answers - Check it out.