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Oracle Database Tips by Donald BurlesonOctober 3, 2013

Dynamic memory usage optimization on SOLARIS lays on DISM. Oracle can use this feature with ORADISM.  I would like to know if this kind of optimization exists on AIX 7.1 and/or Redhat 6.4 and usable via ORADISM ?  Another way to formulate my question is : is oradism used on AIX 7.1 and/or Redhat 6.4 ?



Answer:  DISM stands for Dynamic Intimate Shared Memory and it is the Solaris component that allows Automatic memory management on Linux and Solaris.

DISM is turned on by default for Oracle Database on Oracle Solaris, which makes it important for Database Administrators (DBAs) to understand its capabilities and behavior. as it relates to the memory_target parameters.

Oracle Solaris whitepaper on the internals of AMM using DISM


- See MOSC note 374367.1:

- Oracle recommends that DISM be turned off by default on SPARC-based servers.

- Oracle recommends that DISM should always be turned off on x86-based systems running Oracle Solaris 10.

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