Fashionably late.

It is definitely time to join the party, a growing wave of blogs from Solaris kernel engineers. Along with Stephen Hahn, I've spent the last few years of my life working on Solaris' new userland boot, system configuration, and system-service start/restart mechanism, the service management facility (smf(5)). Plenty more to come on that in subsequent postings.

I've been at Sun for 7 years. I spent a few years working on Sun Cluster 3.0 with cluster-wide devices and filesystems. Given the chance to escape from the gory details of the SCSI and fibre channel specs, I joined the Solaris Resource Management group and happily considered hardware-as-abstraction for S9RM. Andrei Dorofeev gives a solid introduction to what the heck the Solaris resource management features are in his blog, so I'll demur. newtask -c, prctl(1M) (and other rctl stuff), and observability/managability of NFS server threads were some of my contributions.

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