Appendix C. Oracle Clustered File System
The Oracle Clustered File System (OCFS) was developed by Oracle Corporation to simplify the management of RAC database datafiles on Linux and Windows operating systems. OCFS allows administrators to take advantage of a file system for Oracle database files (datafiles, control files, and archive logs) and configuration files.
OCFS 1.0 is the first version of the clustered software that was released by Oracle and supports Linux kernel version 2.4. While this specific version has several limitations compared to competitive products in the market, for an open-source version and from an ease of handling perspective, it has provided several benefits to the DBA, primarily having to deal with RAW devices. ...