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Recently Solaris 11.4 hit the web as a public beta product meaning anyone can download and use it in non-production environments. This is a major Solaris milestone since the release of Solaris 11.3 GA back in 2015.
Few interesting pages:
Dynamic Reconfiguration of Named Resources
Starting with the release of Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.5 (aka LDoms) it is possible to dynamically reconfigure domains that have named resources assigned. Named resources are the resources that are assigned explicitly to domains. Assigning core ids 10 & 11 and a 32 GB block of memory at physical address 0x50000000 to some domain X is an example of named resource assignment. SuperCluster Engineered System is one example where named resources are explicitly assigned to guest domains.
Be aware that depending on the state of the system, domains and resources, some of the dynamic reconfiguration operations may or may not succeed.
Here are few examples that show DR functionality with named resources.
ldm remove-core cid=66,67,72,73 primary ldm add-core cid=66,67 guest1 ldm add-mem mblock=17664M:16G,34048M:16G,50432M:16G guest2
Listing Blacklisted Resources
When FMA detects faulty resource(s), Logical Domains Manager attempts to stop using those faulty core and memory resources (no I/O resources at the moment) in all running domains. Also those faulty resources will be preemptively blacklisted so they don't get assigned to any domain.
However if the faulty resource is currently in use, Logical Domains Manager attempts to use core or memory DR to evacuate the resource. If the attempt fails, the faulty resource is marked as "evacuation pending". All such pending faulty resources are removed and moved to blacklist when the affected guest domain is stopped or rebooted.
Starting with the release of LDoms software 3.5, blacklisted and evacuation pending resources (faulty resources) can be examined with the help of ldm's -B option.eg.,
# ldm list-devices -B CORE ID STATUS DOMAIN 1 Blacklisted 2 Evac_pending ldg1 MEMORY PA SIZE STATUS DOMAIN 0xa30000000 87G Blacklisted 0x80000000000 128G Evac_pending ldg1
Check this page for some more information.
LDoms Command History
Recent releases of LDoms Manager can show the history of recently executed ldm commands with the list-history subcommand.
# ldm history Jan 31 19:01:18 ldm ls -o domain -p Jan 31 19:01:48 ldm list -p Jan 31 19:01:49 ldm list -e primary Jan 31 19:01:54 ldm history ..
Last 10 ldm commands are shown by default. ldm set-logctl history=<value> command can be used to configure the number of commands in the command history. Setting the value to 0 disables the command history log.
devprop command on recent versions of Solaris 11 can show the logical and physical block size of a device. The size is represented in bytes.eg.,
Following output shows 512-byte size for both logical and physical block. It is likely a 512-byte native disk (512n).
% devprop -v -n /dev/rdsk/c4t2d0 device-blksize device-pblksize device-blksize=512 device-pblksize=512
Find some useful information about disk drives that exceed the common 512-byte block size here.
When debugging option was enabled, ppriv command on recent versions of Solaris 11 can be used to check if the current user has required privileges to run a certain command.eg.,
% ppriv -ef +D /usr/sbin/trapstat trapstat: missing privilege "file_dac_read" (euid = 100, syscall = "faccessat") for "/devices/pseudo/trapstat@0:trapstat" at devfs_access+0x74 trapstat: permission denied opening /dev/trapstat: Permission denied % ppriv -ef +D /usr/sbin/prtdiag System Configuration: Oracle Corporation sun4v T5240 Memory size: 65312 Megabytes ================================ Virtual CPUs ================================ ..
Following example examines the privileges of a running process.
# ppriv 23829 <-- pid 23829 running in a non-global zone. ppriv executed in global zone 23829: ora_lmhb_spare31 flags =
E: basic,sys_mount I: basic,sys_mount P: basic,sys_mount L: basic,contract_event,contract_identity,contract_observer,file_chown,file_chown_self,[...] # ppriv 18374 <-- pid 18374 and ppriv are running in the global zone 18374: /u01/app/126.96.36.199/grid/bin/crsd.bin reboot flags = E: basic,contract_event,contract_identity,contract_observer,file_chown,[...] I: basic,sys_mount P: basic,contract_event,contract_identity,contract_observer,file_chown,file_chown_self,[...] L: basic,contract_event,contract_identity,contract_observer,file_chown,file_chown_self,file_dac_execute,[...]
stat command on Solaris and other flavors of *nix operating systems can show various attributes related to a file or a file system.
Following example shows the usage to fetch filename along with the file owner, last modification date and the size in bytes.
% stat -c "%n %U %y %s" /var/tmp/perl5.zip /var/tmp/perl5.zip twiki 2017-04-29 10:10:52.295626350 -0700 7672631
Following example demonstrates how to examine the file permissions (access rights) in octal and human readable form.
% stat -c "%a %A %n" perl5.zip 644 -rw-r--r-- perl5.zip
All attributes of the file can be obtained by dropping the -c option with format strings.
Now let's look at an example that examines the file system status.
% stat -f /export File: "/export" ID: 4bd000a Namelen: 255 Type: zfs Block size: 131072 Fundamental block size: 512 Blocks: Total: 159472866 Free: 159472802 Available: 159472802 Inodes: Total: 159472810 Free: 159472802
All attributes of the file system can be examined by dropping the -f option
% stat /export File: '/export' Size: 3 Blocks: 3 IO Block: 512 directory Device: 12f0001000ah/1301375156234d Inode: 4 Links: 3 Access: (0755/drwxr-xr-x) Uid: ( 0/ root) Gid: ( 3/ sys) Access: 2017-07-27 10:38:22.346222255 -0700 Modify: 2016-08-01 16:58:04.364608118 -0700 Change: 2016-08-01 16:58:04.364608118 -0700 Birth: 2016-08-01 15:41:55.740419710 -0700