BN wrote,on my timestamp of 7/09/2006 4:54 AM:
I remember reading Oracle Metalink Notes saying that Disk Async IO is not supported on HP-UX for Cooked Filesystems.
er... you're correct in the Metalink references. But there is no such thing as "cooked filesystems". There is "raw" IO and "cooked" IO: the first is *without* filesystems, the second *with* filesystems.
We have disk_async_io=true for our Database in HP-UX 11.11 , Oracle 188.8.131.52 <http://184.108.40.206> and 10g Servers.
won't do a thing for you unless you're using raw database files - with no file system associated, just the device name used as datafile name in Oracle.
Right now we are using 4 dbwr's. I appreciate your suggestions.
Keep using the 4 dbwrs and lose the disk_async_io parameter: it's doing nothing unless you're using raw IO.
Our UNIX SA says " Cooked Filesystems have their own Asynchronous Mechanisim that equally replaces Oracle Async IO"
I'll add my voice to Kevin's reply...
What Am I missing here
A lot. To get aio in filesystems in HPUX you must use a filesystem type that supports it. As of last time I checked it, the only one that did in HP environments was vxfs, the Veritas file system for HP. None of the native HPUX ones did. Oh: did I mention that vxfs is an extra? As in: "mucho dinero"?
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