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Async IO does not appear to be in use by Oracle on VxFS (Doc ID 756275.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 30, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Backup Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Asynchronous I/O is enabled on the machine and in the database with disk_asynch_io = true and filesystemio_options = asynch but Oracle does not seem to be doing async IO when monitoring from the operating system.


Veritas ODM driver is being used, which is the default way to setup VxFS with Oracle.

You see some lines like below in alert.log that indicate ODM is being used:



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