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ptree with service names

A nice tool to get some understanding of the dependencies of processes is ptree tool. With the -c option the contract id (the contract filesystem is one of t...

newtask easier to use in scripts

newtask is an important tool when you start applications in a different project context, for example for resource control purposes. May be you may remember m...

Tales from the bike saddle: The distance between you and me

Yesterday I did my first long ride on my new bike. Either I got a lot fitter over the winter on the off-wheel trainer or my new bike is fast … I mean really...

Enterprise Health Check

(This blog entry was in the publication queue for a while, so Chris Beal overtook me with his great blog entry) For a very long time there are some security...

More precise timestamps for DTrace

Sometimes the timestamps delivered by %Y are not precise enough for debugging purposes. # dtrace \ -n 'syscall::read:entry {printf("%Y", walltimestamp);}'...

How you have grown ... sxadm

I remember i have first talked at a Solaris day in the Vienna Urania about sxadm for security extension administration. At that time we had one security exte...

Improved debugging in LDAP tools and nscd

Some of this improvements are not really new. They were in Solaris for years, however they were not really documented and while many people knew about them t...