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SubjectRe: oracle rmap kernel version
> Does anyone have any production experience running Oracle 8i on Linux? I've 
> run it at home, RH 7.2 with vanilla 2.4.16 kernel all IDE drives, and its
> fast. We are replacing our SUN/Oracle 8 servers at work in next couple of
> months with Linux/Oracle 8i (Pentium 4 1GB ram). My question is, what is the
> best kernel version to use, vanilla 2.4.x or a RH kernel built from the ac
> tree with rmap. All drives will be SCSI.
> I read an interview yesterday with Rik van Riel where he said rmap worked
> better for db servers but I expect that he is partial to rmap 8-).
> Our web servers are running vanilla 2.4.16 and we haven't had a problem yet
> (knock on wood).

The real answer is to try them and do a benchmark for your particular
application. Shouldn't take that long .... try the -aa tree too.


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