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Tuesday, October 14 • 11:15am - 1:05pm
Use "strace" to Understand Linux - Harald König, Bosch-Sensortec GmbH

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strace is a great tool to analyze running programs, understand what they are doing and how they work (or why they don't), get information about performance aspects and data flows. Harald Koenig shows how using strace both helps to analyze problems and learn more and understand how Linux works by watching the (posix) kernel call interface.

In the tutorial he will show "hands on" in a command line terminal session how to use strace in some examples and explain in detail what the huge amount strace output is all about (up to getting graph charts with gnuplot to visualize and understand timing or statistics data).

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Harald König

System Expert, Bosch Sensortec GmbH
I studied physics and started with Linux (kernel 0.98.4) in 1992 (UNIX since 1987), XFree86 (S3 cards) since 1993, using and working on (La)TeX since 1987 and co-founded the german TeX users group DANTE e.V. I've given talks on several german FOSS/Linux conferences, and some project specific meetings (OpenMoko, smart meters, OpenStreetMap, TeX) for many years. Today I'm working for Bosch Sensortec GmbH, writing device drivers (Android/Linux... Read More →


Tuesday October 14, 2014 11:15am - 1:05pm
Room 16