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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.

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Elena Zannoni

Director of the Linux Tools and Languages Team, Oracle Corporation
Elena Zannoni is the manager for the Linux Toolchain and Tracing team at Oracle. The team covers the GNU toolchain and DTrace for Linux, among other things. Elena was one of the original GDB global maintainers and has spoken worldwide on topics related to tracing at many conferences... Read More →

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