Over the last couple of weeks I have found myself wanting to find certain things
out which were hard to answer quickly without the deep insight from kernel
level. The problem was that the issues were themselves not dire enough to spend
the extra time cooking up the bpftrace or my own BCC program. So I got around by
flamegraphs, but soon such small
niggles added up. Now I am at a point where I dearly miss programming in kernel
where the inertia to doing such things is minimal and access to info from
scheduler is readily available.
I’d like to quickly answer things like who preempted a
pid out and how many
times in this period. “What are each of the threads spawned by a
So I think it is time to go back to writing a few BCC programs in C++ to get information at this level.
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