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The Solaris Performance Wiki is a community to provide a go-to reference for the key information related to Solaris Performance. Here we aim to provide a top level index to the essential performance information, by either linking to existing references (blogs etc...) and providing original documentation where necessary. Please update the WishList with items you want to see on the Wiki.


vtprint - blast from the past (/dev/dump)

    (Tue April 14 2015) I recently decided to have a look back at some old stuff I wrote.  Blast from the past stuff.  One of the things I decided to look at was the very first open source program I wrote -- s...

Triton: Better Docker (Robert Milkowski's blog)

    (Thu March 26 2015) Bryan on Triton....

Oracle Business Breakfast "Netzwerktechnik" am 27.3. findet nicht statt. (

    (Thu March 26 2015) Wir haben den Gästen, die sich angemeldet haben, die Nachricht schon vorgestern geschickt, aber hier noch mal für alle, die morgen einfach hätten vorbeischauen wollen: Die Urlaubs- und Krankheitssi...

Triton: Docker and the ?best of all worlds? (The Observation Deck)

    (Tue March 24 2015) When Docker first rocketed into the nerdosphere in 2013, some wondered how we at Joyent felt about its popularity. Having run OS containers in multi-tenant production for nearly a decade (and being o...

Physical Locations of PCI SSDs (Robert Milkowski's blog)

    (Mon March 23 2015) The latest update to Solaris 11 (SRU has a new feature - it can identify physical locations of F40 and F80 PCI SSDs cards - it registers them under the Topology Framework.Here is an exampl...

ZFS: Persistent L2ARC (Robert Milkowski's blog)

    (Fri March 20 2015) Solaris SRU delivers persistent L2ARC. What is interesting about it is that it stores raw ZFS blocks, so if you enabled compression then L2ARC will also store compressed blocks (so it can s...

Managing Solaris with RAD (Robert Milkowski's blog)

    (Fri March 20 2015) Solaris 11 provides "The Remote Administration Daemon, commonly referred to by its acronymand command name, rad, is a standard system service thatoffers secure, remote administrative access to an Orac...

Event accouncement - Oracle Business Breakfast - Anmeldelink Netzwerktechnik und -software von Oracle (

    (Tue March 17 2015) Wie versprochen der Anmeldelink für das Frühstück am 27. März.2015 in Hamburg: Ihr könnt Euch hier für das Oracle Business Breakfast anmelden. ...

Event accouncement - Oracle Business Breakfast - Netzwerktechnik und -software von Oracle (

    (Fri March 13 2015) Voraussichtlich am 27. März planen wir ein weiteres Oracle Business Frühstück: Dieses Frühstück wendet sich einem etwas hardwarenäherem Thema zu. Oracle bietet eine Reihe von Produkten rund um N...

NetApp vs. ZFS (Robert Milkowski's blog)

    (Fri March 6 2015) Bryan Cantrill's take on NetApp vs. ZFS....

On Blogging (Briefly) (Adam Leventhal's blog)

    (Wed March 4 2015) I gave a presentation today on the methods and reasons of blogging for Delphix Engineering. One of my points was that presentations make for simple blog posts–practice what you preach! I ga...

IPv6 and IPv4 name resolution with Go (/dev/dump)

    (Sun February 22 2015) As part of a work-related project, I'm writing code that needs to resolve DNS names using Go, on illumos.While doing this work, I noticed a very surprising thing.  When a host has both IPv6 and I...

Programming language debuggability (Dave Pacheco's Blog)

    (Wed February 18 2015) A few weeks ago I had the fortune to attend a talk by Douglas Crockford on various ideas related to JavaScript past and future and programming language design. The talk was thoughtful and well-receiv...


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