Colloquia: Eric Lowe/Sun Microsystems The Internals of DTrace in ACES 6.304

Contact Name: 
Jenna Whitney
Date: 
May 4, 2006 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Speaker Name/Affiliation: Eric Lowe/Sun Microsyst

ems

Talk Title: The Internals of DTrace

Date/Time: May 4 2

006 at 1:30 p.m.

Location: ACES 6.304

Host: CIAS

Tal

k Abstract:
Modern operating system advanced topics: DTrace. The kernel

internals of the Solaris Dynamic Tracing facility (DTrace)
will be

examined. DTrace is more than just a tool -- it
is an extensible framew

ork making it an interesting case
study in applied software engineerin

g. In addition several
of the DTrace providers exploit features unique
to the hardware
architectures on which they run making their algorith

ms
interesting case studies.

Speaker Bio:
Eric Lowe is a sta

ff engineer in the Solaris Kernel Development
group at Sun Microsystems

. Eric has worked on virtual memory
in Sun engineering for over five ye

ars participating in
NUMA optimizations large page support and SPARC
platform-specific
virtual memory handling improvements. Eric is curren

tly
co-lead/architect of the completely new Solaris virtual
memory

system codenamed gemsbak.