- Hardcover: 496 pages
- Publisher: Prentice Hall; 1 edition (20 July 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0131568191
- ISBN-13: 978-0131568198
- Product Dimensions: 18.2 x 3.1 x 24.2 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 695,369 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Solaris Performance and Tools: DTrace and MDB Techniques for Solaris 10 and OpenSolaris Hardcover – 20 Jul 2006
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"In total, the two books Solaris Performance and Tools & Solaris Internals reviewed here present a new level of knowledge about the internals of Solaris, what they do, how they behave, and how to analyze that behavior. The books are a must for developers, system programmers, and systems administrators who work with Solaris 8, 9, or 10. They are especially useful for users of Solaris 10 and OpenSolaris because of their exploration of the new tools in those releases. These books receive my highest recommendation. "―Peter Baer Galvin, Contributing Editor, Sys Admin Magazine
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"The Solaris™Internals volumes are simply the best and most comprehensive treatment of the Solaris (and OpenSolaris) Operating Environment. Any person using Solaris--in any capacity--would be remiss not to include these two new volumes in their personal library. With advanced observability tools in Solaris (like DTrace), you will more often find yourself in what was previously unchartable territory. Solaris™ Internals, Second Edition, provides us a fantastic means to be able to quickly understand these systems and further explore the Solaris architecture--especially when coupled with OpenSolaris source availability."
--Jarod Jenson, chief systems architect, Aeysis
"The Solaris™ Internals volumes by Jim Mauro and Richard McDougall must be on your bookshelf if you are interested in in-depth knowledge of Solaris operating system internals and architecture. As a senior Unix engineer for many years, I found the first edition of Solaris™ Internals the only fully comprehensive source for kernel developers, systems programmers, and systems administrators. The new second edition, with the companion performance and debugging book, is an indispensable reference set, containing many useful and practical explanations of Solaris and its underlying subsystems, including tools and methods for observing and analyzing any system running Solaris 10 or OpenSolaris."
--Marc Strahl, senior UNIX engineer
Solaris™ Performance and Tools provides comprehensive coverage of the powerful utilities bundled with Solaris 10 and OpenSolaris, including the Solaris Dynamic Tracing facility, DTrace, and the Modular Debugger, MDB. It provides a systematic approach to understanding performance and behavior, including:
- Analyzing CPU utilization by the kernel and applications, including reading and understanding hardware counters
- Process-level resource usage and profiling
- Disk IO behavior and analysis
- Memory usage at the system and application level
- Network performance
- Monitoring and profiling the kernel, and gathering kernel statistics
- Using DTrace providers and aggregations
- MDB commands and a complete MDB tutorial
The Solaris™ Internals volumes make a superb reference for anyone using Solaris 10 and OpenSolaris.
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I quickly put much of my new understanding to work on the job to great effect.
I didn't rate it the highest though because it is somewhat inconsistent in the level of explanation offered. Some topics explained thoroughly and others leave one wanting a better explanation.
Nevertheless, it's the only resource of it's kind.