I decided to take a look at Catalyst on Solaris. Having done a bit of work with it on Mac OSX, I discovered it wasn't that easy to get going on Solaris with the stock Perl. Even using cat-install from ShadowCat didn't render the easy result I'd experienced using MacPorts. After a few hours battling with CPAN, I've managed to come up with this list of modules to get Catalyst up and running.

The reader should note this was done on Solaris 10 update 6, on x86 hardware (well, in VMware actually). tags: kernel, linux, tuning comments: true

I've been testing some new kernel tunings for Oracle databases the last few days, and experienced the odd error "error: unknown error 22 setting key 'kernel.shmall'" when trying to sort out shared memory. Even more bizarre was the fact the setting was actually being set just fine.

After Googling a bit I couldn't fathom out what this error meant or what was really wrong. So I did a quick strace on a 'sysctl -p'. Bingo.

I had a comment at the end of the line in sysctl.conf! It was that simple. Move the comment to the line above, et voila, no whining!


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