Eclipse: Making SystemTap Easy

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Standard [35 minutes]

SystemTap is a tool for inspecting the Linux kernel and processes running on it. While it is well documented and comes with numerous examples it can have a bit of a learning curve. The goal of the Eclipse SystemTap plugin is to reduce that curve, to make SystemTap scripting more discoverable, and make users more productive while developing and running their scripts.

SystemTap provides free software (GPL) infrastructure to simplify the gathering of information about the running Linux system. This assists diagnosis of a performance or functional problem. SystemTap eliminates the need for the developer to go through the tedious and disruptive instrument, recompile, install, and reboot sequence that may be otherwise required to collect data.

Come to this talk to learn about SystemTap and see some cool demos of the plugin in action.

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