[From Linux Journal
Using benchmarks to answer the question of whether automatic storage management performs as well as Linux filesystems using an LVM.
It's been over a year since my first and enthusiastic automatic storage management (ASM) article, titled "Optimizing Oracle 10g on Linux Using Automated Storage Management", was published. It still is available here, here and here. Since then, quite a lot has changed in terms of the software technologies now available
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