RE: asm disks

  • From: "Steiner, Randy" <Randy.Steiner@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: "K Gopalakrishnan" <kaygopal@xxxxxxxxx>, <kaygopal@xxxxxxxxx>, <racdba@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "Scott" <oraracdba@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2006 09:06:34 -0500


Does it still make sense to create a 1 meg partition with linux?

If I did this, than /sda1 would be 1 meg and unused and I would create
the asm disk with /dev/sda2 correct?


> Subject: Re: asm disks
> Randy,
> Was discussing this with Scott (Heisey) over the weekend and Scott
> mentioned that 1MB offset is mandatory for Solaris and HP-UX as the OS
> writes the VTOC in the first extent. Linux doesn't have the VTOC .
> -Gopal
>       Currently when I am creating an ASM disk, I present the entire
> /dev/sdc to ASM, but I recall reading somewhere, that it might be a
> idea to first create a 1 meg partition on the disk and then give the
> /dev/sdc2 to ASM.  Has anyone else heard of this or done this?
>       Randy


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