I started building the linux-2.4-xfs kernel on a RedHat 6.2 O/S back on
8/4-8/7; which wasn't stable and locked up the machine. mount/umount or high
file copy rates to xfs filesystems seemed to lock it quickly. By 8/9 this
problem disappeared and the system no longer locks. Now with the scene
I've been building a Oracle 8.1.6 for Linux installation using xfs/scsi for
the data volumes with good results. I have Oracle installed on a ext2/scsi
filesystem. After this test I rebuilt the Oracle installation tree on the
same scsi drive using xfs. I used fdisk/mkfs to create the xfs filesystem.
Copying to a xfs volume, the Oracle installer runs along doing it's normal
thing, until the end of the installation. At the 98% mark the installer
relinks the Oracle executables as part of it's routine. However the linker
'ld' isn't able to properly read the Oracle library files to relink the
executables. It's like the file contents are messed up or 'ld' can't read
the Oracle library file contents or something. Really wierd!
If I scratch the Oracle installation tree and reinstall it back to normal on
ext2 it installs just fine. The Oracle datafiles on xfs seem to read/write
perfectly as I can make Oracle do it's thing with no hiccups.
All of my Oracle xfs filesystems are single sliced on 9 scsi drives and 3
atapi drives. Most filesystems have 5-7 ###MB files with ~6GB across 11
filesystems. The 12th filesystem contains the Oracle installation
Anyone have any thoughts about why the Oracle installer can't read libraries
and relink executables on a xfs filesystem?