Linux Tracing Strategy

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The current state of tracing, integration between and of the tracers, and where we should be going.


There are many tracing options for Linux: ftrace, perf_events, SystemTap, LTTng, dtrace4linux, ktap, eBPF, and sysdig. What are we trying to accomplish — what are the end use cases for Linux tracing — and how do we get there? This may involve integration of tracers (SystemTap, LTTng), as well as integration between tracers (ktap, eBPF).


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    Brendan Gregg



    Brendan Gregg is a senior performance architect at Netflix, where he does large scale computer performance design, analysis, and tuning. He is the author of the book “Systems Performance”, and recipient of the USENIX 2013 LISA Award for Outstanding Achievement in System Administration. Previously a performance and kernel engineer, his recent work includes developing visualizations, methodologies, and tools for performance analysis.