Oracle is misrepresenting, in that case. The question is not about whether some mechanism is being called stonith. One can refer it as "blah blah". In cluster file systems, one mechanism is being referred as stonith. And oracle claims that they have it, despite not having the mechanism that is being referred to as 'stonith' or 'blah blah' (it does not matter which term one picks up). On 6/26/07, Jeremy Paul Schneider <jeremy.schneider@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Depends on your definition of "stonith" I guess. :) Oracle does seem to like redefining terms (like, say, "grid" computing...) Seems like the linux-ha project was using the term before Oracle though and they usually refer to hardware (power) based solutions. And most other people seem to mean the same thing. This technique is not used by RAC directly (although Oracle can integrate with vendor-based clusterware that might support it). Oracle clusterware itself definitely doesn't do that though.