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Re: Feedback: Installing Oracle 8.1.6 on Linux w/xfs

To: "T. Nimmo" <timmo@xxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Feedback: Installing Oracle 8.1.6 on Linux w/xfs
From: Steve Lord <lord@xxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 14 Aug 2000 09:01:05 -0500
Cc: linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
In-reply-to: Message from "T. Nimmo" <timmo@xxxxxxx> of "Sat, 12 Aug 2000 17:57:00 PDT." <000201c004c1$64e98a40$06fefec0@xxxxxxxxx>
Sender: owner-linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
If at all possible could you please download the latest version of the
source - there are new patches from yesterday (8/13) at

and the cvs tree should always be upto date. 

Two fixes went in last week, the second not until Thursday, which could have
an effect on this. 

If this does not help, or you have already done this then we would definitely
like to chase this one down.

It would also be helpful to know if you have the KIOBUF config option on or
off. We think it should now make no difference, prior to these two fixes
it was more likely to produce corruption.



> 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
> setup...
> 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
> (/app/oracle/product/blah-blah).
> Anyone have any thoughts about why the Oracle installer can't read libraries
> and relink executables on a xfs filesystem?
> Thanks, Tim...

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