OPatch on AIX: Unhandled exception (Segmentation error)

One thing that you don’t want to see while performing an update of a database with the OPatch utility is a SEGFAULT. In my scenario, I simply wanted to list all the installed patches for an ORACLE_HOME and therefore issued opatch lsinventory:

$ cd $ORACLE_HOME/OPatch
$ ./opatch lsinventory
Oracle Interim Patch Installer version
Copyright (c) 2013, Oracle Corporation.  All rights reserved.

Unhandled exception
Type=Segmentation error vmState=0x00060000

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ZFS vs. Hardware RAID (RAID 10)

As I am currently fiddling around with Oracle Solaris and the related technologies, I wanted to see how the ZFS file system compares to a hardware RAID Controller. The ZFS file system allows you to configure different RAID levels such as RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 6. In this post, I want to test the RAID 10 performance of ZFS against the performance with the HP RAID Controller (also in a RAID 10 configuration) over 4 disks.

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First steps in Solaris 10

Although I already have some experience with Linux (Debian, Red Hat), the first steps with my brand new Solaris 10 installation turned out to be a little bit harder than expected. This was due to the minimalistic shell (SH) and problems while installing the SSH server. So here are my notes for those trying to get into Solaris. The first part includes the steps necessary to install the BASH shell. In the second part, installation of the SSH daemon is shown.

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