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MySQL 5.1 in OpenSolaris

If you’ve attended just one of my recent talks, either at the UC, LOSUG or MySQL University, you should know that MySQL 5.1.30 will be in the next official drop of OpenSolaris. In fact, you can find MySQL 5.1 in the current pre-release builds – I …

Quick Access to CommunityOne Deep Dives

So the CommunityOne conference is coming soon, and earlier this week I finished up the final part of the MySQL/DTrace presentation and preparation so I’m all ready to go. Want to come along? Get quick access to the Deep Dives: Online Event Registr…

MySQL Docs Updates and Stats

We got an interesting question on the documentation list the other day, which basically asked if we provided a service that listed changes to specific pages in the manual. While I like the idea of such a service, the mechanics of making such a ser…

UNIX network analysis

I have a new tutorial on analyzing networks, in terms of understanding your basic network configuration, the other machines and devices on the network, and the general topology. From the intro: When accessing a new UNIX system, or even understandi…

Solutions for tracing UNIX applications

Tracing applications are something of a passion for me, especially with the introduction of DTrace in Solaris and Mac OS X. To support that, I have a new tutorial about the different methods available for tracing Unix applications. I tried to conc…

Synchronizing UNIX files

I have a new article on different ways in which you can synchronize your Unix files. From the intro: There are many tools available that allow you to synchronize files across UNIX directories, but doing it effectively, and securely, takes a little…

Speaking at CommunityOne West

Sorry for the (relatively) short notice, but I will be talking at Sun’s CommunityOne conference in San Francisco on June 1st. I’ll be talking about, and demonstrating, the DTrace probes we have put into MySQL in a joint presentation with Robert Lo…

Solaris 10 Boot Failure

OK, so this has now bitten me twice on a new install. Basically, put Solaris 10u5 on certain machines, and it will work fine until you edit the /etc/vfstab and forget to add a terminating newline to one of your entries. Upon reboot you will get so…

Cloud Application Architectures

I’ve just received a copy of Cloud Application Architectures by George Reese for review, and my first glance through it this morning I have so far been very impressed by what I’ve read. It’s in a nice conversational style, and so far the technical…