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October 23-26, 2017 - Prague, Czech Republic
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Wednesday, October 25 • 16:15 - 16:55
What's New with ftrace? - Steven Rostedt, Vmware

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Ftrace is the official tracer of the Linux kernel. It's been a while since I last talked about what is in ftrace. But I haven't stopped developing more features. This talk will give a very brief overview of a intro to ftrace, but then focus on what has been added in the last few years. There's multiple instance, a new file system to mount it on, stack tracing, variable per cpu buffer sizes, better tracing of forked process, and much more. Most of this is document in the kernel documentation, but I find very few people read that. This talk will have lots of demos, to see how to actual use tracing for those that prefer action over reading about the action.

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Steven Rostedt

Open Source Engineer, VMware Inc
Steven started working on the Linux kernel in 1998, and become a professional (paid) kernel developer in 2001. He's one of the original authors of the PREEMPT_RT patch, that turns Linux into a hard real-time OS, and is also the original creator and current maintainer of Ftrace, the... Read More →

Wednesday October 25, 2017 16:15 - 16:55

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