893012 wrote:Do not confuse raw devices with.. well, raw devices.
I know that the raw device was deprecated in this update to the version 3 and after its use was released by Oracle for your database in RAC environment.
Dude wrote:It is a terminology thing IMO. Raw devices on Unix (back in the 90's when we build Oracle Parallel Server clusters) were simply just that - a device that is used via direct I/O (aka raw I/O) and not via a "cooked" file system.
Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I think raw device support under Linux and the "block-device-as-char-device" hack as you mention is on and the same thing.