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1.  Overview of Locality Groups

2.  MPO Observability Tools

3.  Locality Group APIs


The Memory and Thread Placement Optimization Developer's Guide provides information on locality groups and the technologies that are available to optimize the use of computing resources in the Oracle Solaris operating system.

Who Should Use This Book

This book is intended for use by system administrators, performance engineers, systems programmers, and support engineers, and developers who are writing applications in an environment with multiple CPUs and a non-uniform memory architecture. The programming interfaces and tools that are described in this book give the developer control over the system's behavior and resource allocation.

Access to Oracle Support

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Typographic Conventions

The following table describes the typographic conventions that are used in this book.

Table P-1 Typographic Conventions

The names of commands, files, and directories, and onscreen computer output
Edit your .login file.

Use ls -a to list all files.

machine_name% you have mail.

What you type, contrasted with onscreen computer output
machine_name% su


Placeholder: replace with a real name or value
The command to remove a file is rm filename.
Book titles, new terms, and terms to be emphasized
Read Chapter 6 in the User's Guide.

A cache is a copy that is stored locally.

Do not save the file.

Note: Some emphasized items appear bold online.

Shell Prompts in Command Examples

The following table shows UNIX system prompts and superuser prompts for shells that are included in the Oracle Solaris OS. In command examples, the shell prompt indicates whether the command should be executed by a regular user or a user with privileges.

Table P-2 Shell Prompts

Bash shell, Korn shell, and Bourne shell
Bash shell, Korn shell, and Bourne shell for superuser
C shell
C shell for superuser