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DISK_ASYNCH_IO controls whether I/O to datafiles, control files, and logfiles is asynchronous (that is, whether parallel server processes can overlap I/O requests with CPU processing during table scans). If your platform supports asynchronous I/O to disk, Oracle recommends that you leave this parameter set to its default value. However, if the asynchronous I/O implementation is not stable, you can set this parameter to
false to disable asynchronous I/O. If your platform does not support asynchronous I/O to disk, this parameter has no effect.
If you set
false, then you can increase
DB_WRITER_PROCESSES or use
DBWR_IO_SLAVES to simulate asynchronous I/O.