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Linux® Debugging and Performance Tuning: Tips and Techniques by Steve Best

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Chapter 1. Profiling

In this chapter

In general, performance tuning consists of the following steps:

  1. Define the performance problem.

  2. Identify the bottlenecks by using monitoring and measurement tools. (This chapter focuses on measuring from the timing aspect.)

  3. Remove bottlenecks by applying a tuning methodology.

  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 until you find a satisfactory resolution.

A sound understanding of the problem is critical in monitoring and tuning the system. Once the problem is defined, a realistic goal for improvement needs to be agreed on. Once ...

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