DTrace for Linux

There are two ways to get DTrace for another operating system: you can try porting DTrace to the other system, or you can — as Adam Leventhal describes — use the new BrandZ framework to get that other system running under Solaris. Adam describes applying DTrace to a Linux binary – top – and using DTrace to find a (pretty serious) Linux-specific performance problem. Pretty eff’in cool…

Posted on December 13, 2005 at 5:27 pm by bmc · Permalink
In: Solaris

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  1. Written by Alexander Kolbasov
    on December 13, 2005 at 7:40 pm

    As an additional bonus, BrandZ also provides ZFS for
    Linux without any porting!

  2. Written by PatrickG
    on December 14, 2005 at 8:00 am

    That is pretty astounding! My small web hosting company has switched 100% to Solaris and the customers love it, but we do get the occasional Linux weenie :-) … now I could potentially give them a Linux zone and the objection would disappear.

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