Archive for December 2008

Oracle ASM Stripe Size

Right now I’m working on some internal documentation and referencing Oracle 11g’s Storage Administrators Guide (ASM manual). And I think there’s a bit of a contradiction here about the stripe size. ASM uses a variable “data extent” size when allocating space for files (like any sane filesystem) – the first 20000 data extents are equal … Continue reading

Robust Software Version Numbering

This article isn’t directly database-related, but I think it’s a great software engineering topic so it seemed worth writing about. Right now I’m involved in a project that involves releasing software packages of a few different flavors. Some of them are other people’s software that we’re re-packaging (like oracle database binaries) and some are code … Continue reading


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Jeremy Schneider

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