Monday Jul 27, 2009

Solaris DTrace, An Introduction

As a lead performance engineer with wide exposure to multiple applications in various industry domains, and working on Solaris10 platform for years. I believe, SolarisTM DTrace is one of the coolest innovations that could have ever happened in the Operating System world. DTrace was designed and implemented at Sun Microsystems by Bryan Cantrill, Adam Leventhal and Mike Shapiro.

DTrace is a comprehensive dynamic tracing framework created for troubleshooting kernel and application problems on production systems in real time. DTrace was developed for Solaris and released under the Common Development and Distribution License (CDDL). Other OS communities, after realizing the high potential and worthiness, have initiated projects to make DTrace available on respective operating systems.

DTrace can be used to get a global overview of a running system, such as the amount of memory, CPU time, filesystem and network resources used by the active processes. It can also provide much more fine-grained information, such as a log of the arguments with which a specific function is being called, or a list of the processes accessing a specific file. DTrace is Programmable, Flexible, Robust, Safe and Easy-to-Learn-and-Use. Possibilities are Endless !

My Presentation: SolarisTM DTrace-Simplified.pdf

Thursday Jun 11, 2009

My Participation in The 2009 MSC Malaysia OSCONF

Date: 31 May - 3 June, 2009
Venue: Berjaya Times Square Hotel & Convention Center, Kuala Lumpur.


The post is to share my exposure to MSC Malaysia Open Source Conference (OSCONF) 2009 participation, and the opportunity to meet the numerous young enthusiastic minds of the open source community. I was tasked to present on OpenSolaris, Introduction to some of its advanced technologies and coolest features on the Hackathon Day Install Fest.

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I had promised the audience to post my presentation slides and other references. I am happy to add those here for everyones benefit. Please drop me a comment through my blog or if you would like to network.

  • OpenSolaris Presentations
  •  My Personal Album Pictures
        Memories of Malaysia "Truly Asia"
  • The event was one of its kind with many open source evangelists from around the world. Organized by MSC Malaysia in cooperation with the Malaysian Administrative Modernization and Management Planning Unit (MAMPU). OSCONF was an International forum for sharing and exchanging ideas on technical advancements, applications, development and business cases on open source, and its positive impact in meeting challenges of the current economic climate.

    Four crucial stakeholders comprise of government, businesses, developers and community in envisioning open source's contribution to the IT industry and socio-economy environment.
    [ You can view the OpenSolaris presentation also at SlideShare.Net ]

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