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I just received my “Guide to Open-Source Operating Systems” comparing Solaris with Linux from Sun’s marketing department. Here are some of the facts that made me cringe due to blatant lying and half truths. Hey Sun, don’t let the facts get in your way. Believe it or not but this is actually verbatim from the […]

Once again I have been blind sided by yet another conservative out-of-the-box setting. IPFilter is tuned way too conservative with it’s state table size. Here is how you can tell if your hitting any issues, run ipfstat and check for lost packets. victori@opensolaris:~# ipfstat | grep lost fragment state(in): kept 0 lost 0 not fragmented […]

Update: The following information could be beneficial to some, however my issues actually were with Caviar black drives shipping with TLER disabled. You need to pay Western Digital a premium for their “RAID” drives with TLER enabled. So for anyone reading this, avoid consumer Western Digital drives if you plan on using them for RAID. […]

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Recently a primary boot disk went bad on our server and I got blind sided by a non-bootable secondary mirror disk. All the data was intact but I could not boot it. This required a slow re-installation and migration process that took a very long time. • EFI partitioned drives are not ZFS bootable. • […]

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For those interested in how we run Fabulously40. 1. Single server, OpenSolaris / 8Gigs RAM / Quad Xeon x5355 / 100Mbit line. 2. Static and dynamic data cached up front on varnish 3. Even though Nginx can handle L7 load balancing, Perlbal offers better flexibility with its plugin system 4. Jetty application servers easily scale […]

OpenSolaris uses a single-threaded malloc by default for all applications. The JDK that is compiled for Solaris fails to be linked against mtmalloc or the newer umem malloc implementation that is multithread optimized. In a multithreaded application using a single threaded malloc can degrade performance. As memory is being allocated concurrently in multiple threads, all the […]