Cndnsd Vrsn: 6PM Thursday 11/17-- Solaris DTrace-- RSVP
The next meeting of the Front Range UNIX Users
Group (FRUUG) will be a joint meeting with the Front Range
Open Solaris User Group
The meeting will be held at 6:00 P.M. on Thursday, November 17 at
Sun Microsystems' facility in Broomfield.
Please note the different meeting location (below) and
time, and please RSVP using the form below if you plan to attend.
DTrace is a new feature of Sun's Solaris 10 Operating System
that allows developers and administrators to dynamically trace
applications, libraries, and kernel activity.
More powerful than commands like truss, DTrace gives visibility
into overall application behavior, helping to isolate bugs,
performance issues, all without the need to recompile software
with any special compiler flags.
Sam Faulkner of Sun Microsystems will explain
exactly what DTrace is, and what it isn't.
He will cover DTrace
from the point of view of a kernel developer, programming language
implementor, application developer, system administrator, and a
casual user of OpenSolaris.
Sam Faulkner has been working at Sun Microsystems since 1992. He has worked on
backup software, CacheFS, UFS, back-end service tools, and NFS. Lately, he has
devoted some of his spare time to writing a DTrace provider for NFSv4.
After fifteen years meeting at the CU Academic Computing
Center, that space is no longer available to us, and we're
looking for a new permanent home in Boulder that has
A/V equipment and hopefully room for our library cart.
If you have any suggestions, please contact us!
This meeting will be held at the Sun Microsystems campus
at 500 Eldorado Boulevard in Broomfield.
Google Maps will
direct you to exit US 36 at the Interlocken Loop/StorageTek Dr. exit and
proceed south on Interlocken Loop until you turn left on Eldorado Boulevard.
Follow signs to Conference Center #1 in Building #1.
Sun Security will issue visitor badges to everyone that
wants to attend the meeting. In order to speed the process
of getting your badge and entering the conference center,
you can RSVP using the form below and a badge will be
ready and waiting for you when you arrive. This option
will be available up until three days before the meeting;
if you are unable to RSVP you're still welcome— Sun
will create a badge for you on the spot. (The online
signup is now closed; please sign up when you arrive at Sun.)
FRUUG, originally the Boulder Users Group (BUG), was founded
almost 25 years ago because there was no group forum in which
local professionals trying to make sense of the then-unsupported
UNIX operating system could get help understanding and running
Now that Sun Microsystems has open-sourced substantial portions
of its Solaris Operating System, the Front Range OpenSolaris
Users Group has formed and has held its first meeting to help
its members understand the intricacies of compiling, installing,
and using OpenSolaris.
Both of our groups are interested in cutting-edge UNIX operating system
technologies, so when our interests overlap,
we'll be doing joint meetings
with FROSUG (you thought FRUUG was hard to pronounce!)
You'll find the OpenSolaris User Group on the Web at:
At our last meeting, Carl Oppedahl discussed employment
and copyright law, and how they relate to current issues
including Google's scanning of copyrighted library books
and Microsoft's suing to prevent a former employee from
working at Google.
Announcements, presentation slides, and
writeups for past meetings are available in the FRUUG Meeting Archive.
We promised that Cricket Liu would be in town
in October to talk about DNS cache poisoning.
Unfortunately, his trip was delayed, and we'll
hope to see him in early 2006.
We are also working on lining up a talk on
current security issues, and one on the
technology behind RFID.
We'd like to do more meetings with short
presentations on interesting technologies that FRUUG
members are working with. If you are working on something
that you'd like to give a 20-minute presentation on, please
contact one of the Executive Committee members at the meeting.
As we're guests of Sun for this meeting, we won't
be bringing new library books along with us.
If you have a library book to return, please
feel free to bring it with you to this meeting.
You may check out books using your business card as your
library card; you must be on the membership list to check books out. Books
are due at the meeting following the one in which they are checked out.
Remember that your FRUUG membership entitles you to
on your book orders from
Addison Wesley/Prentice Hall,
O'Reilly & Associates,
refer to the FRUUG Web site for details.