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Topics in post-mortem debugging

A couple of weeks ago, Joyent hosted A Midsummer Night’s Systems meetup, a fun event with talks ranging from Node.js fatwas to big data for Mario Kart 64. My colleague Jeremy Jones had recently done some amazing work, perfect for the meetup, but with his first child less than a day old, Jeremy allowed me [...]





Posted on August 22, 2013 at 5:00 am by ahl · Permalink · Comments Closed
In: illumos

illumos and ZFS days

Back in October I was pleased to attend — and my employer, Delphix, was pleased to sponsor — illumos day and ZFS day, run concurrently with Oracle Open World. Inspired by the success of dtrace.conf(12) in the Spring, the goal was to assemble developers, practitioners, and users of ZFS and illumos-derived distributions to educate, share [...]





Posted on November 25, 2012 at 7:03 pm by ahl · Permalink · One Comment
In: illumos, ZFS · Tagged with: , , , , ,

ZFS+10: illumos meetup

ZFS recently celebrated its informal 10th anniversary; to mark the occasion, Delphix hosted a ZFS-themed meetup for the illumos community (sponsored generously by Joyent). Many thanks to Deirdre Straughan, the new illumos community manager, for helping to organize and for filming the event. Three of my colleagues at Delphix presented work they’ve been doing in [...]





Posted on January 20, 2012 at 9:39 pm by ahl · Permalink · Comments Closed
In: Delphix, illumos

illumos hackathon on October, 24

On Monday, the Delphix systems crew is rolling down the 101 to the illumos hackathon in San Jose. Anyone who’s working on illumos, developing illumos-derived technologies like ZFS or DTrace, or who wants to cut some OS code, should drop by. Here’s the sign up. What’s a hackathon? Not exactly sure, but we’re hoping to [...]





Posted on October 21, 2011 at 5:21 am by ahl · Permalink · Comments Closed
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The future of Solaris

In 2005, Sun released the source code to Solaris,  described then as the company’s crown jewel. Why do this? The simplest answer is that Solaris had been losing ground to an open source competitor in Linux. Losing ground was a symptom of  economics. Students who had once been raised on Solaris were being inculcated with [...]





Posted on August 27, 2010 at 9:11 am by ahl · Permalink · 10 Comments
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