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Oracle Exploring DTrace With eBPF

While this year Oracle was successful in getting DTrace working well on Linux assuming you apply their patches or (more easily) using their Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel on Oracle Linux, they are looking at enhancing DTrace with the increasingly-used eBPF framework / in-kernel JIT.

21 November 2018 - DTrace + eBPF - 2 Comments
Oracle Solaris 11.4 Officially Released

Two years after Solaris 11.3 and Oracle opting for a "continuous delivery" model of updates instead of a "Solaris 12", Solaris 11.4 is out the door today.

28 August 2018 - Solaris 11.4 - 8 Comments
Oracle Linux 7 Now Ready For ARM Servers

While Red Hat officially launched RHEL7 for ARM servers last November, on Friday Oracle finally announced the general availability of their RHEL7-derived Oracle Linux 7 for ARM.

23 June 2018 - Oracle Linux 7 on ARM - Add A Comment
Oracle Offers Its Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel On GitHub

While the source to Oracle's "Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel" has been available via the company's own servers, now the organization is publishing their source kernel changes to GitHub in a bid to increase the popularity of their patched version of Linux.

13 April 2018 - Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel - 26 Comments
Oracle Brings KPTI Meltdown Mitigation To Linux 4.1

If for some reason you are still riding the Linux 4.1 kernel series, you really should think about upgrading to at least a newer LTS series in the near future. But if you still plan on riding it for a while longer, at least it's getting page table isolation support for Meltdown mitigation.

6 March 2018 - Page Table Isolation - 3 Comments
Oracle's Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel R5 Running On Linux 4.14

Oracle's current Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK) release is making use of Linux 4.1 that is definitely showing its age... Fortunately, for those using this Oracle spin of the Linux kernel on their RHEL-clone Oracle Linux have UEK Release 5 in the pipe that is transitioning to Linux 4.14 LTS.

25 February 2018 - UEK R5 - 11 Comments
Oracle Still Working On DTrace For Linux In 2018

A decade ago Linux users were clamoring for Sun Microsystems to bring Solaris' DTrace and ZFS to Linux. While there are still petitions for Oracle to more liberally license ZFS so it could see mainline Linux support, it's been years since hearing much interest in DTrace for Linux. Over time other dynamic tracing implementations have come about and improved in comparison to DTrace, but for those still wanting this dynamic tracing framework that originated at Sun Microsystems, Oracle remains working on the Linux port.

12 February 2018 - DTrace - 8 Comments

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