active change directory. For those operations ASM uses the Continuing Operations Directory (COD) - ASM file number 4. There is one COD per disk group.
If a process performing the long-running operation dies before completing it, a recovery process will look at the entry and either complete or rollback the operation. There are two types of continuing operations - background and rollback.
A background operation is preformed by an ASM instance background process. It is done as part of (more...)