Project: ASMLib Kernel Driver

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Project Description: ASMLib is a library addon for the Automatic Storage Manager of Oracle Database 10g. This is the kernel driver for a generic Linux implementation of ASMLib.
License: GPL

ASMLib is a support library for the Automatic Storage Management feature of Oracle Database 10g. Automatic Storage Management (ASM) simplifies database administration. It eliminates the need for the DBA to directly manage potentially thousands of Oracle database files, requiring only the management of groups of disks allocated to the Oracle Database. ASMLib allows an Oracle Database using ASM more efficient and capable access to the disk groups it is using.


Note to Oracle Customers

To be supported under your Oracle support contract, you must only use the packages supplied via the Unbreakable Linux Network or the ASMLib page on the Oracle Technology Network. You can find binary packages for your Linux distribution there, as well as the userspace ASMLib component.

The ASMLib kernel driver is released under the GNU General Public License (GPL). Oracle will only formally support the binary RPMs compiled by Oracle and downloadable from ULN or the OTN ASMLib page. The source code for the kernel driver is provided here for reference and compliance. Self-compiled drivers are unsupported. Use at your own risk. ASMLib library and kernel driver product support is only available to customers that already have an Oracle support license.