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Wednesday, October 5 • 16:40 - 17:30
Using the Linux Tracing Infrastructure - Jan Altenberg, linutronix GmbH

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The Linux kernel offers a lot of great debugging tools. The most powerful one is the tracing infrastructure. It's not just one single debugging method, it offers a lot of different methods for collecting and analyzing data within the Operating System. This presentation will give an introduction to the usage of the tracing infrastructure and the different methods for collecting data. This includes: Event tracing, using the tracers, collecting events during the boot process, dynamically adding events using kprobes and injecting events into your application with uprobes. It will also cover the tools which can be used for tracing, like trace-cmd and kernelshark. Furthermore the usage of the perf CTF converting function (which can be used to analyze traces with Tracecompass and Eclipse) will be explained.

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Jan Altenberg

open source trainer / project manager, linutronix GmbH
Jan Altenberg has more than 10 years experience in developing and maintaining Embedded Linux systems. He studied information technologies at the University of Cooperative Education in Stuttgart (Germany). From 2002 - 2006 he was involved in the OCEAN project, a european research project... Read More →

Wednesday October 5, 2016 16:40 - 17:30 CEST
Potsdam III