Thursday Jan 31, 2008

xVM Q&A with Steve Wilson

If you're interested in reading a good Q&A session about xVM with Steve Wilson, our VP, there's an excellent interview I'd recommend.

 [ Nick ]



Friday Jun 29, 2007

Open-Sourcing of Solaris Cluster

Great to see Solaris Cluster starting down the open-source road.[Read More]

Friday Jun 22, 2007

Java and too many jars

One of the projects I'm helping architect is a pretty huge undertaking. It's got lots of separate functional blocks being deployed into classloaders in each Java SE JVM, and since they're being developed by lots of different teams, we're seeing the same kind of common infrastructure jars (hibernate, apache commons logging, jwsdp, etc.etc.) being loaded multiple times into some of the VMs.[Read More]

Tuesday Feb 06, 2007

Solaris - measuring the memory overhead of my process


What's the memory overhead of my Solaris process?

I'd like to know the amount of additional system memory required when my process is running. It sounds like a simple request, but standard tools like ps, prstat, top and ps don't give me the information... here's how I currently go about measuring the memory overhead of my processes.
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Thursday Jan 25, 2007

Sun Connection - updating my lab

Sun's got a pretty neat service - Sun Connection - that lets you monitor a lab full of machines, and helps you decide to apply security  and other patches to the boxes, from a centralized portal. This is much cooler than having to do operations on a machine-by-machine basis when you've a group of machines to administer. This isn't my typical day job, but I wanted to have a try.[Read More]
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