Reaching consensus on index rebuilding?

Over the years, there have been heated discussions about the benefits of scheduled rebuilding of Oracle indexes.  In this great discussion on OTN we see some excellent observations about Oracle indexes, including Richard Foote who has an OOW presentation on advanced index internals.

Here are some generally-accepted observations about Oracle indexes:

"Each of the four EVA virtual disks contained a VxFS file system. One file system was used to back up each of the VGs. Using a large block size yielded best performance; however, it is least efficient for space utilization"

Read more about recent observations about index rebuilding:


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