Category Archives: illumos

Barriers to Entry for DTrace Adoption

Yesterday, at dtrace.conf, Jarod Jenson gave a presentation on why he thinks dtrace has not seen greater adoption by system administrators across the spectrum of varied IT departments around the world.  (Jarod starts his presentation at the 40 minute mark.)  At the … Continue reading

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My Illumos Development Workflow

Lately, I’ve been thinking about how to setup a development workspace to tinker with Illumos builds as they come rolling hot off github.  Ideally, I’d prefer to code on my laptop (macbook), build on my server (orion), and test on … Continue reading

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Compiling Illumos in OpenIndiana 151

My primary Illumos build workstation is a new-ish Core i5-2500K.  To begin tinkering with the Illumos kernel, I installed Open Indiana 151 using the dev-il repository.  The build process works great on OI-151 up to the point where you upgrade … Continue reading

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Stumbling Through KMDB with New Hardware

Recently, I refreshed my home workstation from an AMD X-2 based system with an ASUS A8N socket 939 motherboard to a brand spanking new Sandy Bridge Core i5-2500K based system with a Gigabyte P67A-UD3-B3 motherboard.  Debian Squeeze runs lightening fast!  … Continue reading

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