SMF/Predictive Self Healing: Graphing service dependencies
By tobin on Sep 16, 2004
I don't have the next tutorial entry ready yet, but Stephen posted something so cool on his blog that I had to show it to you all.
Now that every service on a system is an entity with dependencies, one of the side benefits is that you can actually chart what your system looks like, graphically. Below is a chart from Stephen's machine, representing not only all of his running services and their dependencies, but a right-to-left timeline of the boot sequence of his machine:
I really can't get over how cool this is.