VProbes attempts to provide a set of tools for answering the question, "What the heck is this computer doing?" It's an open-ended question, so vprobes is accordingly open-ended, as well. In its current form, it provides an interactive, safe way of instrumenting a running VM at any level: from user-level processes down to the kernel, and even into VMware's VMM and hypervisor, if need be.
First, we are aiming to provide a Dtrace-like tool for other commercially important operating systems than Solaris. Second, VProbes can combine with other virtualization-based techniques in powerful ways. For example, VProbes and deterministic replay combine to make the most potent tool that I'm aware of for debugging intermittent performance anomalies.
- Solaris Perl is compiled using Sun Studio and not gcc
- You must compile Perl modules with the same compiler Perl was compiled with
- The Blastwave Perl is also uselessly compiled using Sun Studio and not gcc
- Sun Studio is now free instead of thousands of dollars and free to download
- The Sunfreeware Perl Package is compiled with gcc. Go sanity!
# lofiadm -a /export/home/mmichie/tmp/ARCMSR.DD /dev/lofi/1 # mount -F pcfs /dev/lofi/1 /mnt/floppy/ # mkisofs -R -J -o driverdisk.iso /mnt/floppy/ Total translation table size: 0 Total rockridge attributes bytes: 2428 Total directory bytes: 16384 Path table size(bytes): 122 Max brk space used 10000 278 extents written (0 MB)In other words, download the raw floppy image and mount it as a loopback device. Then use mkisofs to translate it to an iso. Use your favorite CD-R burning software to burn the ISO. Install your driver disk. This can be done similarly in Linux, the main difference will be mounting the floppy image:
mount -o loop driverdisk.img /mntThe mkisofs command will be exactly the same as Solaris.
- Turn off your numlock key (no, seriously)
- Try a different window manager
export LANG=Cat the shell prompt before launching runInstaller