Flavio's TechnoTalk: Performance Analysis on Linux
Jun 14, 2005, 02:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Performance analysis and bottleneck determination in Linux is
not rocket science. It requires some basic knowledge of the
hardware and kernel architecture and the use of some standard
tools. Using a hands-on approach we'll walk readers through the
different subsystems and the key indicators, to understand which
component constitutes the current bottleneck of a system.
"Sometimes, sysadmins know that a system needs to be upgraded,
but they can not precise why, or what part needs to be upgraded. In
many cases, some of the bottlenecks can be resolved by just tuning
the system, without any hardware upgrade at all..."