SUMMARY (2): Solaris/SunOS speed

From: Ralph Finch (
Date: Fri Oct 13 1995 - 14:45:20 CDT

The following message is a courtesy copy of an article
that has been posted as well.

Got some good stuff from Scott.Kamin@Central.Sun.COM. First, you can
check your patch level by doing (as root):

showrev -p

Second, get some free monitoring utilities either by ftp from or via the WWW from

Note: these run only under Solaris 2.x.

Follow the directions to install. Then, do something like:

/opt/RICHPse/bin/se /opt/RICHPse/examples/ &

and you will see what the bottleneck is on your machine. It said I
had RAM and disk problems; to alleviate it, we added swap to another,
faster, internal disk, and I removed a few processes like extra
perfmeters and such. These two simple changes made a noticable
improvement on my machine.

Furthermore, others posters said that the Solaris 2.5 beta they were
running was noticably faster for interactive use, so I have that to
look forward to.

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