Build resilient systems at scale
May 27–29, 2015 • Santa Clara, CA
Brendan Gregg

Brendan Gregg
Senior Performance Architect, Netflix

Website | @brendangregg

Brendan Gregg is a senior performance architect at Netflix, where he does large-scale computer performance design, evaluation, analysis, and tuning. Previously, Brendan worked as a performance and kernel engineer. He has created performance analysis tools included in multiple operating systems, as well as visualizations and methodologies. Brendan is the author of Systems Performance. He received the USENIX LISA Award for outstanding achievement in system administration.


3:30pm–5:00pm Wednesday, 05/27/2015
Location: Ballroom AB
Brendan Gregg (Netflix)
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There are many performance tools nowadays for Linux, but how do they all fit together, and when do we use them? This tutorial explains methodologies for using these tools, and provides a tour of four tool types: observability, benchmarking, tuning, and static tuning. This includes perf_events, ftrace, and other tracing tools that use the tracepoints, kprobes, and uprobes frameworks. Read more.