Linux Server Profiling

*
Accepted Session
BoF
Scheduled: Thursday, June 18, 2009 from 7:00 – 8:30pm in Broadway

Excerpt

A number of open source tools exist that make profiling Linux servers easier. These tools include traditional Unix utilities like "sar" and "iostat", but they also include some tools that go deep into the processors and I/O subsystems.

Description

A number of open source tools exist that make profiling Linux servers easier. These tools include traditional Unix utilities like “sar” and “iostat”, but they also include some tools that go deep into the processors and I/O subsystems.

This session will present a tutorial on some of these open source tools. I’ll show you how to get them, how to install them, how to run them, and how to interpret their output. The tools should work on any of the major Linux distributions, but the focus will be on the three most popular community-based distributions, Ubuntu, openSUSE and Fedora.

Speaking experience

Speaker

  • Biography

    M. Edward (Ed) Borasky is an applied mathematician and computer scientist with interests ranging from computer performance engineering to algorithmic composition and synthesis of music. His open source interests include Linux, Ruby, PostgreSQL and R.

    Sessions

      • Title: Linux Server Profiling
      • Track: BoF
      • Room: Broadway
      • Time: 7:008:30pm
      • Excerpt:

        A number of open source tools exist that make profiling Linux servers easier. These tools include traditional Unix utilities like “sar” and “iostat”, but they also include some tools that go deep into the processors and I/O subsystems.

      • Speakers: Ed Borasky