Like many programmers I like to try out new languages. After lunch with Alex Crichton, one of the Rust contributors, I started writing my favorite program in Rust. Rust is a “safe” systems language that introduces concepts of data ownership and mutability to semantically prevent whole categories of problems.
I recently found myself with a support request to do some research involving looking at the results of removing vdevs from a pool in a recoverable way while doing operations on the pool.
My initial thought was to make the disk devices available to a guest ldom from a control ldom, but I found that Solaris and LDOMS coupled things too tightly for me to do something which had the potential to cause damage.
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This document reviews Virtual Compute Appliance architecture, describes automated internal system backups of software components, and describes how to backup to external storage Oracle VM repositories, database, and virtual machine contents, and how to perform recovery of those components.
As a PSA (public service announcement), I'm reporting here that updating your Yosemite system to 10.10.3 is incredibly toxic if you use WiFi.
I've seen other reports of this, and I've experienced it myself. What happened is that the update for 10.10.3 seems to have done something tragically bad to the WiFi drivers, such that it completely hammers the network to the point of making it unusable for everyone else on the network.
I recently decided to have a look back at some old stuff I wrote. Blast from the past stuff. One of the things I decided to look at was the very first open source program I wrote -- something called vtprint.
Last month, Oracle released Oracle VM Server for SPARC release 3.2 which includes numerous enhancements. One of these is improvement for virtual disk multipathing, which provides redundant paths to virtual disk so that disk access continues even if a path or service domain fails.