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Tuesday, October 4 • 16:50 - 17:40
A New Approach to Tracing Through BPF - Elena Zannoni, Oracle

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Fundamental changes are happening within the key areas of tracing.  While existing tools are being refined and more complex features are added to them, a totally new approach to tracing has emerged within the last year.  The Berkeley Packet Filtering (BPF) mechanism has been extended and it now integrates with the kernel perf events and the tracing subsystems to provide a flexible and feature rich tool increasing dynamic tracing's capabilities.  This talk will cover the inner workings of BPF with the new dynamic tracing features and examples of how to make use of them.


Elena Zannoni

Elena Zannoni is in charge of the Linux Tools team at Oracle. The team focuses on toolchain and tracing on Linux. Elena has presented and coordinated many talks at various Linux Foundation events.

Tuesday October 4, 2016 16:50 - 17:40