14. Tips and Tricks

DTrace is an extremely powerful and versatile tool, designed to provide observability into systems that are inherently very complex. As with any other technology, there is a learning curve, and as one gains experience with DTrace, one discovers interesting ways to dig deeper and learn more about the systems and software being analyzed and leverage the power of DTrace more effectively. Many have been using DTrace extensively for many years and from that experience have gained insight that can be shared with those at various stages of the DTrace learning curve. In this chapter, we offer some tips and tricks to help you learn and apply DTrace effectively based on our experiences and the experience of many others.1

Tip 1: Known ...

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