Optimizing Linux Performance: A Hands-on Guide to Linux Performance Tools

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Prentice Hall PTR, 2005 - Computers - 353 pages
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This book provides readers with a quick method to understand the basics of the Linux performance tools and allows the tools to be used immediately. It covers the most recent (and powerful) of the Linux performance tools. For each tool, this book provides information about the tool's purpose, the tool's options, and an example of how to use the tool. It provides readers with a general method for tracking down Linux performance problems while requiring a minimal knowledge of the underlying system, allowing the reader to be more productive and less intimidated by the performance problem at hand. Finally, and most importantly, the reader is shown case studies that use performance tools and methodologies to diagnose and fix a performance problem on example open source applications. These case studies will save readers a large amount of time, allowing them to simply adapt a technique that already works rather than inventing their own.

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it's a good book about Linux performance tuning..


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Phillip G. Ezolt has nearly a decade's experience optimizing Linux and Unix systems. For six years, he ported and designed Linux performance tools for Compaq's Alpha performance group. As Compaq's primary representative to the SPEC CPU subcommittee, he helped shape SPEC CPU 2000 and successor CPU benchmarks. Ezolt is known throughout the industry for his expertise in teaching Linux performance optimization to developers and administrators.

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