Lift off!

I registered this blog at the beginning of August 2004, so some 5+ months down the line it seem high time that I made an entry! So far all I've done is play with Roller themes for the odd few minutes here and there. In that time the Sun world seems to have blogged just about everything interesting that I might have had to say, anyway (I suppose I should drop the aspiration of limiting myself to interesting material alone now). But now that Solaris 10 is practically out the door I'm hoping to find a few minutes here and there to waffle away.

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.

Comments:

Good to see you 're active in this blog business ;)

Posted by Filippos C. on June 08, 2005 at 01:21 PM EST #

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