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Friday, May 31 • 10:00am - 10:50am
A New Scripting Dynamic Tracing Tool For Linux - Jovi Zhang, Huawei

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KTAP is a new dynamic tracing tool for Linux, it is designed to give operational insights that allow users to tune and troubleshoot kernel and application. It's similar with Linux Systemtap and Solaris Dtrace.

KTAP uses a scripting language and lets users trace the Linux kernel dynamically.
KTAP have different design principles from SystemTap in that it's based on bytecode, so it doesn't depend upon GCC, doesn't require compiling a kernel module, have great portability, safe to use in production environment, fulfilling the embedd ecosystem's tracing needs. 

KTAP is built from scratch, with GPL licensed: https://github.com/ktap/ktap.git

Target audience of this KTAP presentation expect to be Linux developers or system administrators. Audience will get to know?

  1. Tutorial on how to use ktap
  2. Details on design and implemetation
  3. Future todo list and roadmap info



Senior system engineer, Huawei corporation
Jovi Zhang, Linux kernel developer at Huawei in China, has long term experience on embedded systems software and kernel development, and is currently focusing on kernel tracing and debugging. His ongoing project is ktap, a simple but powerful scripting tool for dynamic tracing. English... Read More →

Friday May 31, 2013 10:00am - 10:50am JST

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