System News
6 Mar 2017
What Drives Linux Guru Wim Coekaerts? Have Fun, Build Things People Will Use
Forbes, March 6th, 2017

Jeff Erickson writes in Forbes, "When Wim Coekaerts is solving problems and building things, he's happy. When he's not, he's not.

In his long career, he's found joy working on early database appliances, and later guiding Oracle's effort to make Linux, the open source operating system he'd played with since his school days in Belgium, its OS of record. Now, 'Linux has become the operating system of the cloud,' Coekearts says, so he sees lots more fun on the horizon..."
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6 Mar 2017
MONDAY SPOTLIGHT : Oracle Linux and DTrace
By Jeff Savit, March 7th, 2017

Jeff blogs, "DTrace is a dynamic tracing facility for performance analysis and troubleshooting that lets system administrators and developers examine running systems, including system calls and kernel actions. DTrace enables you to explore your system to understand how it works, track down performance problems, or locate the cause of errors. DTrace lets you create custom programs or quick "one liners" to dynamically instrument the system and provide immediate answers to arbitrary questions you can formulate using the DTrace D programming language.

DTrace is intended for production systems, and can be used to troubleshoot performance problems and errors by gathering and aggregating information about system behavior..."
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