New Video: Implementing a Simple SMF Service: Lessons Learned

During OSDevCon 2009 in Dresden, I had the honor to present on some lessons learned while putting together a ZFS Automatic-Scrubbing SMF service.

Today, Deirdre was so kind to publish the video recording of my presentation on The Oracle Solaris Video Blog.

From the description:

This talk walks you through the implementation of a simple SMF service. What sounds "simple" at first, develops a life of its own when you consider installation/de-installation, security considerations, error handling and debugging, and of course unexpected little bugs and shortcomings. Finally, we add a GUI to our service by discovering the OpenSolaris Visual Panels project. This "lessons learned" talk is intended to be a practical roundup of things to consider for developers interested in integrating with SMF.

Here's part 1:

(iPod download)

and part 2:

(iPod download)

A whitepaper, slides and downloadable code are available from my original blog post about this work.

Thanks, Deirdre!

Stay in Touch!

Did you like this article? Have you found it useful, interesting or entertaining?

Then click here to get free regular updates and help me reach my goal of 1,000 regular blog readers this summer!

Thank you for reading Constant Thinking.