BPF Performance Tools

BPF Performance Tools - Brendan Gregg - 9780136554820 (53)
Series
Addison-Wesley
Author
Brendan Gregg  
Publisher
Addison-Wesley
Cover
Softcover
Edition
1
Language
English
Total pages
720
Announced
December 2019
ISBN13
9780136554820
ISBN
0136554822
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BPF Performance Tools
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Description

BPF and related observability tools give software professionals and students alike unprecedented visibility into software, helping them analyze operating system and application performance, troubleshoot code, and strengthen security. BPF Performance Tools: Linux System and Application Observability is the industry’s most comprehensive guide to using these tools for observability. Brendan Gregg, author of the industry’s definitive guide to system performance, introduces powerful new methods and tools for doing analysis that leads to more robust, reliable, and safer code. 

This authoritative guide:
  • Explores a wide spectrum of software and hardware targets
  • Thoroughly covers open source BPF tools from the Linux Foundation iovisor project’s bcc and bpftrace repositories
  • Summarizes performance engineering and kernel internals you need to understand
  • Provides and discusses 150+ bpftrace tools, including 80 written specifically for this book: tools you can run as-is, without programming – or customize and develop further, using diverse interfaces and the bpftrace front-end
Students will learn how to use BPF (eBPF) tracing tools to analyze CPUs, memory, disks, file systems, networking, languages, applications, containers, hypervisors, security, and the Linux kernel. Students will move from basic to advanced tools and techniques, producing new metrics, stack traces, custom latency histograms, and more. It’s like having a superpower: with Gregg’s guidance and tools, students can analyze virtually everything that impacts system performance, so they can improve virtually any Linux operating system or application.
 
  • Deeper, more in-depth coverage than any other eBPF resource
  • Quickly analyze everything that impacts Linux system performance: ask questions and get fast answers in production environments
  • Learn by example, with tools you can use to find performance wins and then customize for even more power
  • Covers invaluable, in-demand technology: eBPF was the subject of over two dozen talks at the recent Linux Plumbers developer’s conference
  • Downloadable source code includes 80+ new BPF analysis tools created for this book
Use BPF/eBPF tracing and observability tools to improve system performance, reduce costs, resolve software issues, and gain unprecedented visibility into running systems
  • Deeper, more in-depth coverage than any other eBPF resource
  • Quickly analyze everything that impacts Linux system performance: ask questions and get fast answers in production environments
  • Learn by example, with tools you can use to find performance wins and then customize for even more power
  • Covers invaluable, in-demand technology: eBPF was the subject of over two dozen talks at the recent Linux Plumbers developer’s conference
  • Downloadable source code includes 80+ new BPF analysis tools created for this book



Back Cover

BPF and related observability tools give software professionals and students alike unprecedented visibility into software, helping them analyze operating system and application performance, troubleshoot code, and strengthen security. BPF Performance Tools: Linux System and Application Observability is the industry’s most comprehensive guide to using these tools for observability. Brendan Gregg, author of the industry’s definitive guide to system performance, introduces powerful new methods and tools for doing analysis that leads to more robust, reliable, and safer code. 

This authoritative guide:
  • Explores a wide spectrum of software and hardware targets
  • Thoroughly covers open source BPF tools from the Linux Foundation iovisor project’s bcc and bpftrace repositories
  • Summarizes performance engineering and kernel internals you need to understand
  • Provides and discusses 150+ bpftrace tools, including 80 written specifically for this book: tools you can run as-is, without programming – or customize and develop further, using diverse interfaces and the bpftrace front-end
Students will learn how to use BPF (eBPF) tracing tools to analyze CPUs, memory, disks, file systems, networking, languages, applications, containers, hypervisors, security, and the Linux kernel. Students will move from basic to advanced tools and techniques, producing new metrics, stack traces, custom latency histograms, and more. It’s like having a superpower: with Gregg’s guidance and tools, students can analyze virtually everything that impacts system performance, so they can improve virtually any Linux operating system or application.
 
  • Deeper, more in-depth coverage than any other eBPF resource
  • Quickly analyze everything that impacts Linux system performance: ask questions and get fast answers in production environments
  • Learn by example, with tools you can use to find performance wins and then customize for even more power
  • Covers invaluable, in-demand technology: eBPF was the subject of over two dozen talks at the recent Linux Plumbers developer’s conference
  • Downloadable source code includes 80+ new BPF analysis tools created for this book
Use BPF/eBPF tracing and observability tools to improve system performance, reduce costs, resolve software issues, and gain unprecedented visibility into running systems
  • Deeper, more in-depth coverage than any other eBPF resource
  • Quickly analyze everything that impacts Linux system performance: ask questions and get fast answers in production environments
  • Learn by example, with tools you can use to find performance wins and then customize for even more power
  • Covers invaluable, in-demand technology: eBPF was the subject of over two dozen talks at the recent Linux Plumbers developer’s conference
  • Downloadable source code includes 80+ new BPF analysis tools created for this book



Author

Brendan Gregg (Los Gatos, CA Area) is a senior performance engineer at Netflix and a major contributor to BPF (eBPF), leading its use for observability. He has spent 15 years using BPF and earlier tracers in production environments, has published widely about his work, and has taught performance analysis worldwide. He was primary author of DTrace: Dynamic Tracing in Oracle SolarisMac OS X, and FreeBSD, and author of the best-selling Systems Performance: Enterprise and the Cloud. For five years, he has been focused on BPF tracing. He has helped to develop and maintain the main BPF front-ends, bcc and bpftrace, for which he created reference guides, tutorials, and 70+ new BPF performance analysis tools, plus another 80 for this book.