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p7
Frequent Advisor

/dev/async io

hi all

we just installed oracle 10g on an hpux 11.11 server. all went well except oracle keeps generating trace files complaining about "dev/async device doesnt exist".

we never used it previously, we just use standard vxfs filesystem with oracle sga. i thought this would already qualify as async. what is this /dev/async and what would be the consequences if we do use?

thx in advance
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Jean-Luc Oudart
Honored Contributor

Re: /dev/async io

Hi

What is the value of disk_asynch_io in your init.ora file ?

Regards
Jean-Luc
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TwoProc
Honored Contributor

Re: /dev/async io

Well, you're not going to get asynchronous i/o on a vxfs filesystem anyways, you need raw lvols for that.
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Jean-Luc Oudart
Honored Contributor

Re: /dev/async io

async IO not available on fs with HPUX

http://download-uk.oracle.com/docs/cd/B19306_01/server.102/b14237/initparams061.htm#sthref246

Regards
Jean-Luc
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DCE
Honored Contributor

Re: /dev/async io

Here is a thread that will help you understand (and install) async
http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=95321
Patti Johnson
Respected Contributor

Re: /dev/async io

The messages can be ignored, but if you want to get rid of them take a look at metalink note 60692.1.
This was a bug in 8.0 - interesting that its back in 10g.