Archive for February, 2010

VTL project for Linux

I came across the Linux tape library project website the other night, and this looks like a sweet project. If we could combine this solution with ZFS, the combination would be truly incredible! I need to install the LVTL software in my lab and give it a spin!

Why isn’t Oracle using huge pages on my Redhat Linux server?

I am currently working on upgrading a number of Oracle RAC nodes from RHEL4 to RHEL5. After I upgraded the first node in the cluster, my DBA contacted me because the RHEL5 node was extremely sluggish. When I looked at top, I saw that a number of kswapd processes were consuming CPU: $ top top […]