I've got a project that involves installing s/w on Solaris 10, with little else on it. (Tomcat, no traffic other then moi, etc.)
Installs go pretty slow (impatient developer time). In looking at Performance Meter (while waiting on installs/un-installs), I notice:
Context Switches run upwards of 512, PerfMon has a threshold set at 32/second. Interrupts run upward of 1600 w/ PerfMon threshold set at 50/second Packets run 64 +, again w/ a PerfMon threshold of 16/second.
So, are these thresholds un-realistic (i.e., left over from the single-processor dinosaur days) or is our system really laboring?