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Monday, March 25 • 4:25pm - 4:55pm
Visibility into Loggers (and Other Low Level Services)—Seeing the Trees from the Forest

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Loggers and tracers have become crucial components of computing systems, providing invaluable visibility into the runtime behavior of our software. Ironically, these vital components are opaque when it comes to their own runtime behavior. We typically only look at logging as suspects in performance-related incidents as part of post-mortem analysis.

Why do we have such blind spots when it comes to components that are pervasively used in our systems? We explore possible explanations and present example solutions.

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Danny Chen

software engineer, Bloomberg LP
Danny Chen started his career almost 40 years ago as a UNIX performance engineer at Bell Laboratories where he was a co-developer of one of first general purpose UNIX kernel tracing facilities (USENIX/1988: CASPER the Friendly Daemon). He also contributed to the SVR4 virtual memory... Read More →

Monday March 25, 2019 4:25pm - 4:55pm
Grand Ballroom ABC

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