The Solaris Management Facility requires manifests to take applications under its control as a service.
This is a list of known and publicly available SMF manifests for Solaris applications:
The Apple Java Update 3 from Oct. 20, 2010 breaks OpenOffice 3.2.1. OpenOffice can't find the Java JRE anymore. OpenOffice becomes fairly crippled and it shows lots of popups depending on what you do.
The workaround for this problem is described in the OpenOffice bug report 115180.
Use command line (Terminal):
Great move to stay in touch with OpenJDK!
The new Solaris update release Solaris 10 9/10 is out. The product ships with Oracle branding and licensing and it has a new feature the "autoregistration".
New month, new VB update. Same quality as always. The change log refers to a regression, fixed memory leaks, USB enhancements, Windows and RHEL fixes.
The upgrade worked on my Mac worked like a charme. My frozen images survived the upgrade without a reboot.
Good job Oracle engineers, thank you!
The Solaris Performance Tools CD Version 3.0 from the Sun Benchmark Center Germany is available (again) for download. Enjoy!
"5 bytes of 369M bytes" from my time machine backup.
moving on... Step 3: process introspection; Step 4: process monitoring with prstat.
... new to Solaris? Step 1: Explore your system; Step 2: measure system utilization. More to follow.
A great week end to everyone! Stefan
Jeff Taylor provided a nice writeup of tuning a real application using visualgc. It goes much deeper compared to the Java primer I wrote a while ago.