Leaving Oracle

I joined the Solaris Kernel Group in 2001 at what turned out to be a remarkable place and time for the industry. More by luck and intuition than by premonition, I found myself surrounded by superlative engineers working on revolutionary technologies that were the products of their own experience and imagination rather than managerial fiat. [...]





Posted on August 18, 2010 at 4:13 pm by ahl · Permalink · 40 Comments
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Farewell to Bryan Cantrill

I’ve been expecting this automated mail for a while now, but it was disheartening nonetheless: List: dtrace-discuss Member: bryan.cantrill@eng.sun.com Action: Subscription disabled. Reason: Excessive or fatal bounces. As one of the moderators of the DTrace discussion list, I see people subscribe and unsubscribe. Bryan has, of course, left Oracle and joined Joyent to be their [...]





Posted on August 12, 2010 at 4:33 pm by ahl · Permalink · 4 Comments
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DTrace Knockoffs

Update 8/6/2007: Those of you interested in this entry may also want to check out my next entry on the legality of a hypothetical port of DTrace to Linux. Tools We Wish We Had — OSCON 7/26/2007 Last week at OSCON someone set up a whiteboard with the heading “Tools We Wish We Had”. People [...]





Posted on August 2, 2007 at 11:36 am by ahl · Permalink · 52 Comments
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DTrace for Linux

With BrandZ, it’s now possible to use DTrace on Linux applications. For the uninitiated, DTrace is the dynamic tracing facility in OpenSolaris; it allows for systemic analysis of a scope and precision unequalled in the industry. With DTrace, administrators and developers can trace low level services like I/O and scheduling, up the system stack through [...]





Posted on December 13, 2005 at 1:00 pm by ahl · Permalink · 9 Comments
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