Title

Kitrace: Precise Interactive Measurement of Operating Systems Kernels

Document Type

Article

Department

Computer Science (HMC)

Publication Date

1995

Abstract

Kitrace is a software tool that allows dynamic interactive measurement of Unix kernel performance to much greater precision than that available from kernel profiling. Developers can measure, to microsecond resolution, the time required by a complex kernel activity, including time spent waiting for I/O activity or user processes. Kitrace has also proven useful for debugging, especially in situations where traditional breakpointing would be undesirable or would change the behavior of the kernel.

Rights Information

© 1995 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.