Archive for 'Solaris Performance Tuning'

Cool blog post about aligning partitions for performance

I came across a link to Dave Lutz’s Partition Alignment Guidelines for Unified Storage blog post while catching up on zfs-discuss today. Aligning partitions correctly can make a HUGE performance difference, and it’s amazing how many people are unaware of the consequences of not laying out their partitions to align with the storage they are […]

Breaking down system time usage in the Solaris kernel

I am frequently asked (or paged) to review system performance issues on our Solaris 10 hosts. I use the typical set of Solaris performance tools to observe what my systems are doing, and start drilling down once I know if the problem is with userland applications or in the kernel itself. When I observe issues […]