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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.


ZFS: Persistent L2ARC (Robert Milkowski's blog)

    (Fri January 16 2015) Recently Oracle integrated persistent L2ARC in ZFS and this is currently available in the ZFS-SA. It is not yet in Solaris 11 but it should be coming soon. Finally!To make the very good news even bett...

Docker on SmartOS (Robert Milkowski's blog)

    (Fri January 9 2015) Bryan blogged about running Linux Docker containers on SmartOS. Really cool. Now I would love to see something similar in Solaris 11......

Predicteria 2015 (The Observation Deck)

    (Tue January 6 2015) Fifteen years ago, I initiated a time-honored tradition among my colleagues in kernel development at Sun: shortly after the first of every year, we would get together at our favorite local restaurant ...

2014 in review: Docker rising (The Observation Deck)

    (Fri January 2 2015) When looking back on 2014 from an infrastructure perspective, it’s hard not to have one word on the lips: Docker. (Or, as we are wont to do in Silicon Valley when a technology is particularly ...

DTrace OEL Dynamic Language Support (Adam Leventhal's blog)

    (Sat December 27 2014) We built DTrace to solve problems; at the start, the problems we understood best were our own. In the Solaris Kernel Group we started by instrumenting the kernel and system calls, the user/kernel boun...

Delphix Week of Giving (Adam Leventhal's blog)

    (Wed December 24 2014) In the frenzied, insular world of a Silicon Valley startup it can be easy to lose perspective on the broader community in which we live and work. Among the great hackathon projects to come from our bi...

Packt $5 eBook Bonanza! (Leal's blog)

    (Mon December 22 2014) Hi there! No time, no see… but I’m back for a good reason! Packt publishing released its SUPER PROMO: $5 E-Book Bonanza! This means that you can buy many titles about many topics for just ...

Registration for Solaris Tech Day on January 13th 2015 in Cologne online (

    (Mon December 15 2014) The registration for the "Oracle Solaris TechDay: Sharing Experiences, Engineering Insights and Outlook"-Event is now online. So you can now register for the event. I think it's really interesting in ...

ZFS: RAID-Z Resilvering (Robert Milkowski's blog)

    (Fri December 12 2014) Solaris 11.2 introduced a new ZFS pool version: 35 Sequential resilver.The new feature is supposed to make disk resilvering (disk replacement, hot-spare synchronization, etc.) much faster. It achieves...

Agenda for Solaris Tech Day in Cologne on January 13th, 2015 (

    (Fri December 12 2014) I still don't have the registration page for the Solaris Tech Day in Cologne, but my colleague Franz Haberhauer already put the agenda online for the event in the "Solarium Blog", that takes place in ...

ZFS Performance Improvements (Robert Milkowski's blog)

    (Fri December 5 2014) One of the blogs I value is Roch Bourbonnais's. He hasn't blogged much in some time but he is back to blogging! He listed the main ZFS performance improvements since Oracle took over, and then also pr...

Event accouncement - Solaris Tech Day in Cologne on January 13th, 2015 (

    (Wed December 3 2014) On January 13th, 2015 (yeah, it's really that late in this year that we are talking about schedules in the next year ... time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana) there will be an Solaris T...

Roch Bourbonnais about Performance Improvements to ZFS. (

    (Wed December 3 2014) Roch Bourbonnais started a series of blog articles about changes to ZFS in oder to improve performance with his article "ZFS Performance boosts since 2010". He published a first article out of this se...

IPS with CVE numbers (

    (Mon December 1 2014) A few days ago, Darren Moffat wrote an interesting article about the inclusion of CVE numbers in the IPS packages. You can read the article here. I just want to give a short example by citing Darren....

CVE Metadata in IPS (Robert Milkowski's blog)

    (Fri November 28 2014) CVE metadata is now provided in IPS packages....


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