By user12652883 on Jan 21, 2005
Time for the obligatory introduction. My name is Gavin Maltby and I joined Sun UK back in 1996. I'm based at the Guillemont Park campus down in the South East of England, although I work from home (a whole 10 minutes drive from the campus - maybe when summer returns I'll even cycle in once in a while) quite a bit. I'm a software developer in the Scaleable Systems Group - SPARC Platform Software. Most of my current work is related to error handling and fault management, so aligns with Sun's RAS (reliability, availability, serviceability) efforts. My wife also works at Sun (internal business application development; no we met many years before either of us started at Sun) and we have a 20 month daughter and "number 2" due in mid-April (so that should explain any blogging black holes around that time).
What will I be blogging? Well to begin with I'll see if I can bring some of the excitement of error handling and fault management to life here. It's a unglamorous area in some respects - errors and faults shouldn't happen, should they? Answers on the back of a USD 100 bill to me, please. Nonetheless, given that they do, there's lots of fun to be had in correctly handling the event, performing the required actions, passing the details on for diagnosis, avoiding downtime due to the event or any fault that might cause such event to recur, and so on.
Well - it's a start.