Posts by Marc Fielding

Oracle clamps down on multicore licensing

I was reviewing Oracle’s Processor Core Factor Table, which lists the multiplier used to calculate the Oracle Enterprise Edition CPU license requirements, and noticed something interesting: the preferential 0.5 core multiplier that formerly applied to all Intel/AMD chips has now been restricted to…

Oracle’s Quarterly Critical Patch Update is Out

The latest quarterly update came out this morning. There are oh-my-god smoking guns this time, but several medium-important patches. If you’re running Oracle Collaboration Suite, note that the patch blows away the login and logout pages (oops!). MetaLink note 445172.1 has info on how to restore the pages post-patch.

It’s Oracle patch time again

It’s yet again time for Oracle’s critical patch update (CPUJAN2008). The update will be released on Tuesday January 15, and as of yet there are no details on exactly what vulnerabilities have been found.

Oracle 9.2.0.8 Released, Major Bug Fixes

I was looking for known issues under 10.2.0.2 (which are notoriously hard to find by searching MetaLink) and came across this note that mentioned 9.2.0.8. Looking up patch number 4547809 on Oracle’s FTP site (use your MetaLink credentials to log in), I see that it was released for Windows 32/64-bit, HP/UX 64-bit, and MVS (!) overnight:

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