Oracle 9i

Kevin O'Connor kevin at
Fri Mar 1 16:11:32 GMT 2002

-- Kevin O'Connor 
Ziptek Technologies Ltd.
Don't want a port. Oracle will supply the software probably the Linux version I was just 
wondering if it ran on FreeBSD and the answer seems to be yes but badly which is no 
good. I know 5 is still in development but the SMP support is supposed to be much 
improved " The server it runs on will be a Compaq 5500 quad PIII Xeon with 4gig of 
memory which sounds like the sort of spec needed to run an XP workstation to me" 
what is the expected release date of version 5 in a stable form?  I have run the Portal 
and Apps server on FreeBSD 4.4 and that seems ok but the backend database is the 
issue. This is a long term project with the portal going live in the next 3 months and the 
database comming online Q4 2002. 


On 1 Mar 2002 at 15:50, Josef Karthauser wrote: 

> On Fri, Mar 01, 2002 at 03:44:48PM +0000, Paul Robinson wrote:
> > On Mar  1, Kevin O'Connor <kevin at> wrote:
> > 
> > > Is anyone running Oracle 8i or 9i on a FreeBSD box or does anyone know of 
such an > > > implementation? We are looking to deploy both the Portal and Apps 
server with 
a 9i > > > backend database. ALL comments and suggestions welcome.
> > > Regards
> > > Kevin
> > 
> > To my knowledge there is no native FBSD support for Oracle - there was talk
> > at the European BSDcon at trying to motivate Oracle to produce a port (as in
> > native product, not as in /usr/ports), but there were worries that there
> > might not be enough demand with the FBSD sector to justify it. If they can
> > only sell it to three sites worldwide, while everybody else runs with
> > Solaris or Linux, then they aren't going to continue support and FBSD loses
> > credibility.
> > 
> There was a native port, but the performance of it sucked.  Oracle
> relies very heavily on a threaded model, under which FreeBSD performs
> very very badly.  The KSE developments, coupled with the SMPng work in
> -current, should address this.
> Joe

-- Kevin O'Connor Ziptek Technologies Ltd. 

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