TracingSummit2013LTTngCloudDistro

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LTTng: Cloud Monitoring and Distribution Bug Reporting with Live Streaming and Snapshots, Mathieu Desnoyers, EfficiOS

Abstract

The latest developments in LTTng include features relevant for use-cases ranging from Linux distribution bug report data collection to cloud monitoring. Amongst those features, we notably find the live streaming of traces over the network, which allows analysis of live traces as the are being gathered. We also find flight recorder tracing, with non-stop snapshot feature, which allows augmenting distribution bug reports with a trace of events that precede each bug. Those features will be presented, along with discussion of the project roadmap.

Biography

Mathieu Desnoyers main contributions are in the area of tracing (monitoring/performance analysis/debugging) and scalability, both at the kernel and user-space levels. He is maintainer of the LTTng project and the Userspace RCU library. He works in close collaboration with the telecommunication industry, many Linux distributions, and with customers developing hardware scaling from small embedded devices to large-deployment servers. He is CEO and Senior Software Architect at EfficiOS.