Linux Debugging and Performance Tuning: Tips and Techniques

Linux Debugging and Performance Tuning: Tips and Techniques

By: Steve Best (author)Paperback

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A unique resource that shows Linux kernel AND Linux application programmers how to write bug-free code that's optimized for performance. 1) Debugging techniques for Linux applications and the kernel 2) Performance tuning techniques for Linux application and the kernel. 3) Sample programs that show how debugging tools can find programming errors. 4) Sample programs that show how profiling tools can show which routines applications spend the most time in. 5) Key features that can be set up in the kernel to capture data once a problem occurs.

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About Author

Steve Best works in the Linux Technology Center of IBM in Austin, Texas. He is currently working on Linux storage-related products. Steve has led the Journaled File System (JFS) for Linux project. Steve has worked on Linux-related projects since 1999 and has done extensive work in operating system development focusing on file systems, internationalization, and security. Steve is the author of numerous magazine articles, many presentations, and the file system chapters in Performance Tuning Linux Servers (Prentice Hall PTR 2005). (c) Copyright Pearson Education. All rights reserved.


Foreword. Acknowledgments. About the Author. Introduction. 1. Profiling. 2. Code Coverage. 3. GNU Debugger (gdb). 4. Memory Management Debugging. 5. System Information (/proc). 6. System Tools. 7. System Error Messages. 8. Event Logging. 9. Linux Trace Toolkit. 10. oprofile: a Profiler Supported by the Kernel. 11. User-Mode Linux. 12. Dynamic Probes. 13. Kernel-Level Debuggers (kgdb and kdb). 14. Crash Dump. Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 10/10/2005
  • ISBN13: 9780131492479
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 456
  • ID: 9780131492479
  • weight: 699
  • ISBN10: 0131492470

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