Post Class Notes
for discussion at
S.R.K.R. Engineering College,
Department of Computer Science
13 March 2006
This page contains post-class notes for the interactive session on Solaris 10 at S.R.K.R. Engineering
College. This page is a quick summary of the topics discussed and the
commands of interest.
How to use JDS
you are at the login prompt of Solaris 10, you can choose Options -> Session -> Sun Java Desktop System
instead of the default CDE. This will take you to the GNOME desktop and
several other goodies that come packaged with Solaris 10.
JDS (Jave Desktop System) comes with StarOffice 7, which can be used to
generate .pdf (Acrobat Reader) files for your documents or
presentations. You are strongly encouraged to use this software.
How to use Solaris Containers (Zones)
The commands you need to use would be
- zonecfg: to
- zoneadm: to
- zlogin: login to a
zone from the global zone of the local system
See the man pages of these commands or refer to Solaris 10
documentation for more details.
How to use truss
You can use truss on a new process by
Also, if you need to truss an existing process (that you have
permissions for doing a truss on) you can do
truss -p 1324
How to use DTrace
It is recommended you practice this
command as superuser (root user.)
You can start with
to list all the probes possible.
-l | head
to see what each column is for.
See the manpage of dtrace
for more details.
The discussion on DTrace will continue is subsequent classes.