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Problem with Oracle 9i on laptops -- disk writes every 1-2 seconds!

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I've been working with Oracle 9i for about 8 months on windows XP (the same
problem occurs with WIN2000). However, I noticed that the latest release has
some software that "hits the disk" about every 1-2 seconds! Anyway, this is
a real problem on my laptop, because it can NEVER go into a low-battery-mode
since the disk sub-system is always active. Does anyone know how to shut
this 1-2 second disk hit (evdently a disk-write from what I can tell)? I've
spent about 16 hours
trying to trace which processes which are hitting-the-disk! I've almost
identified it, but when I shut down those processes, I still get the
disk-hits! This is BAD NEWS for laptop users that have to work off battery.
Anyway, I hope ORACLE will fix this problem soon!

Thank you in advance for your advise!
Jul 19 '05 #1
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"Larry Melia" <la**************@ieee.org> wrote in message news:<Ba********************@twister.socal.rr.com> ...
I've been working with Oracle 9i for about 8 months on windows XP (the same
problem occurs with WIN2000). However, I noticed that the latest release has
some software that "hits the disk" about every 1-2 seconds! Anyway, this is
a real problem on my laptop, because it can NEVER go into a low-battery-mode
since the disk sub-system is always active. Does anyone know how to shut
this 1-2 second disk hit (evdently a disk-write from what I can tell)? I've
spent about 16 hours
trying to trace which processes which are hitting-the-disk! I've almost
identified it, but when I shut down those processes, I still get the
disk-hits! This is BAD NEWS for laptop users that have to work off battery.
Anyway, I hope ORACLE will fix this problem soon!

Thank you in advance for your advise!

I have both 8i and 9i on my Dell laptop (Win2K). I generally run only
one of the databases on as needed basis. Other then Oracle utilizing
memory... I have not seen any *unusual* I/O. It must be some process
in your particular database (or some other OS process) that is running
every few seconds and doing some disk I/O.

Regards
/Rauf Sarwar
Jul 19 '05 #2

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Originally posted by Sander Goudswaard
"Larry Melia" wrote in
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I've been working with Oracle 9i for about 8 months on windows

XP (the
[...]

Sorry Larry,

- posting a message 3 times won't help
- The Oracle database is not certified on XP (client only)
- A database will never allow your disk/computer to go to standby.

Stop the database if you want the laptop to go to standby - and
Oracle will
not confirm or fix problems that you encounter on non-certified
operating
systems.

Good luck,
Sander

I have manually put my laptop in standby while database is running... no
issues. Database is available when the laptop is brought online.

Regards
/Rauf Sarwar

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