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Who Stole gettimeofday() System Calls From Oracle strace() sessions?

I’ve been meaning to write this blog post for a while now but never seemed to find the time. Hopefully this posting will be useful information for anyone that spends a lot of time tracing processes in Oracle from the Linux Operating System. I’m one of those people, so it was good to get to … Continue reading "Who Stole gettimeofday() System Calls From Oracle strace() sessions?"

Who Stole gettimeofday() System Calls From Oracle strace() sessions?

I’ve been meaning to write this blog post for a while now but never seemed to find the time. Hopefully this posting will be useful information for anyone that spends a lot of time tracing processes in Oracle from the Linux Operating System. I’m one of those people, so it was good to get to … Continue reading "Who Stole gettimeofday() System Calls From Oracle strace() sessions?"

Who Stole gettimeofday() System Calls From Oracle strace() sessions?

I’ve been meaning to write this blog post for a while now but never seemed to find the time. Hopefully this posting will be useful information for anyone that spends a lot of time tracing processes in Oracle from the Linux Operating System. I’m one of those people, so it was good to get to … Continue reading "Who Stole gettimeofday() System Calls From Oracle strace() sessions?"

System Architecture Series: Introduction to the Series and Licensing

This blog post is an introduction to a few posts that can be grouped together under the banner of 'System Architecture'. Specifically, I'm referring here to Oracle Database System Architecture, not system architecture in general nor 'Oracle architecture' in general, which is an ever-growing beast. In this series of posts, I will take at look […]

System Architecture Series: Introduction to the Series and Licensing

This blog post is an introduction to a few posts that can be grouped together under the banner of 'System Architecture'. Specifically, I'm referring here to Oracle Database System Architecture, not system architecture in general nor 'Oracle architecture' in general, which is an ever-growing beast. In this series of posts, I will take at look […]

Announcing OAK Talks

This year at the UKOUG conference the OakTable Network will be trying something a little different. In addition to the usual 45-60 minute presentations during the conference, and the special OakTable Sunday event immediately prior to the conference, we will also be trialling a new concept - the OAK Talk. Anybody that has watched a [...]

Simplicity Is Good

This is a post about the importance of appropriately simplistic architectures. I frequently get involved with the creation of full-stack architectures, and in particular the architecture of the database platform. There are some golden rules when designing such systems, but one of the most important ones is to keep the design as simple as possible. [...]

I’ve Moved!

If you are reading this it means that you have successfully followed the trail of breadcrumbs to my new blogging home, part of the new Scale Abilities website. Thank you for following! From a blogging perspective, nothing has changed – I will be writing the same kind of content as before, with just as much [...]