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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!

By Constantin Gonzalez , 2010-04-26, updated: 2017-10-04 in Solaris.


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