From: Mike Tierney (miket_at_marketview.co.nz)
Date: Thu 08 Sep 2005 - 03:25:36 BST
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> [mailto:vserver-bounces_at_list.linux-vserver.org] On Behalf Of
> Cathy Sarisky
> Sent: Thursday, 8 September 2005 1:42 p.m.
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> Subject: [Vserver] oracle in vserver?
> Cross-reference: Oracle in a vserver has been discussed before, and
> apparently is do-able in a new-style vserver
> I've been wrestling with getting Oracle 10.2.0 running in a SuSE 9.1
> vserver, using the old tools (and 2.4 kernel).
Is there some reason why you need to use SuSE 9.1 and a 2.4 kernel? I'm
assuming it's a vanilla 2.4 kernel with the vserver patch applied or did you
manage to combine the patch with SuSE's customized kernel source?
I'm only asking because the SuSE Enterprise 8 kernels (that Oracle is
certified for) had a number of 2.6 kernel features backported into them,
hence why a vanilla 2.4 kernel with vserver patch *may* cause some issues.
However that may not have anything to do with it!
You can download SuSE Enteprise Linux (SLES) 9 and the 2nd Service Pack for
free from Novell to "evaluate". But it doesn't expire so maybe "evaluate"
isn't quite the correct term to apply (especially given that's 99.9% (or
higher) open source software - but I digress!).
Personally, I'd download SLES 9 SP 2, build a 2.6 vserver kernel and use
SLES 9 SP 2 for your Oracle vserver guest system.
> tnslsnr starts up and merrily consumes half of my cpu
> (yikes!), however,
> when I try to use sqlplus, I get an apparent hang with no
> error message.
> (Actually, maybe it isn't a hang, as it sits there for at least an
> hour, nominally running, eating the other half of my CPU, but doing
> nothing obvious.)
> I'm a Oracle newbie, so this may not be related to the vserver.
> (Unfortunately I can't use postgres for this job.)
> So my questions are:
> 1- Has anyone done an oracle install with a similar (old style) config?
> 2- If so, want to share any hints, and/or a tarball?
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