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Author: Adrian Cockcroft; Richard Pettit; Sun Microsystems.
Publisher: Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice Hall PTR, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [2nd ed.]View all editions and formats

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cockcroft, Adrian.
Sun performance and tuning.
Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice Hall PTR, ©1998
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adrian Cockcroft; Richard Pettit; Sun Microsystems.
ISBN: 0130952494 9780130952493
OCLC Number: 39018348
Notes: "Sun Microsystems."
First ed. has subtitle: SPARC & Solaris.
Description: xxxvi, 587 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Quick Tips and Recipes. Quick Reference for Common Tuning Tips. Cold Start Procedure. Configuration and Tuning Recipes.2. Performance Management. What Is Performance Management? Performance Management Products. Thoughts on the Future.3. Performance Measurement. The Workload. Configuration Changes. Measurement Types and Relationships. Collecting Measurements. Processing and Analyzing the Measurements. Further Reading.4. Internet Servers. Introduction to TCP. TCP Transfer Characteristics for Web Servers. Internet Web Server Sizing. Web Server Performance Management. Processing Collected Data. Real-World HTTP Rate Changes over Time. Proxy Web Caching Servers.5. Java Application Servers. Java Overview and Terminology. Client/Server Comparisons. Emulating NC-Based Users. Sizing Tests and Results. Overall Sizing Estimates.6. Source Code Optimization. Java Tuning. When Does "64 Bits" Mean More Performance? Linker Options and Tuning. UltraSPARC Compiler Tuning.7. Applications. Tools for Applications. The Effect of Underlying Filesystem Type. Customizing the Execution Environment. Databases and Configurable Applications. Basic Tuning Ideas.8. Disks. Disk Workloads. Disk Configuration Trade-off. Disk Load Monitoring. Filesystem Tuning. Disk Specifications. IPI Disk Controllers. SCSI Disk Controllers.9. Networks. New NFS Metrics. New Network Metrics. Virtual IP Addresses. Network Interface Types. Using NFS Effectively. The nfsstat Command. The netstat Command.lO. Processors. Monitoring Processors. Unix on Shared Memory Multiprocessors. Multiprocessor Hardware Configurations. CPU Caches.11. System Architectures. SPARC Architecture and Implementation. Register Windows and Different SPARC CPUs. Identifying Different SPARC CPUs. SPARC CPU Cache Architectures. I/O Caches. Block Copy Support. Memory Management Unit Designs. Early SPARC System Architectures. SuperSPARC-Based Multiprocessor Hardware. Bus Architectures Overview. SuperSPARC XDBus Server Architecture. SuperSPARC Server Architectural Overview. UltraSPARC Interconnect Architectures. UltraSPARC System Implementations.12. Caches. Cache Principles. File Access Caching with Local Disk.13. RAM and Virtual Memory. Memory Usage and Sizing Tools. Understanding vmstat and sar Output. Virtual Memory Address Space Segments. The Life Cycle of a Typical Physical Memory Page. Free Memory-The Memory-Go-Round. Kernel Values, Tunables, and Defaults. Swap Space.14. Kernel Algorithms and Tuning. Kernel Tuning. Tunable Parameters. SunOS and Solaris Release Overview. Solaris 2.6 Performance Improvements. Parameters Derived frommaxusers. Filesystem Name and Attribute Caching. Measuring the Kernel. Setting Default Limits. Mapping Device Nicknames to Full Names in Solaris 2.15. Metric Collection Interfaces. Standards and Implementations. Solaris 2 Native Metric Interfaces. The Traditional Kernel Memory Interface. The Solaris 2 "kstat" Interface. Network Protocol (MIB) Statistics via Streams. The Network Device Driver Interface. Process Data Sources. The TNF Kernel Trace Probes. The RPC Remote Statistics Daemon and perfmeter. System Configuration Information.16. The SymbEL Example Tools. Installing and Using SE3.0. System Performance Monitoring with SE. Actions Explained for the Performance Rules. Look Out, There's a Guru About. Features of the SE Language. Example Program Descriptions.17. The SymbEL Language. Collection of Performance Data. Basic Structure. Operators and Expressions. Control Flow. Functions, Procedures, and Programming Notes. Structures. Language Classes. User-Defined Classes. Pitfalls. Tricks.A. Tunables Quick Reference. Tunable Kernel Parameters.B. References. Internet Resources. Document Descriptions.Index.
Responsibility: Adrian Cockcroft, Richard Pettit.


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