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Broken Performance Tools
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| by Brendan Gregg Follow 1 Followers on Apr 03, 2016 | NOTICE: The next QCon is in San Francisco April 9-11, 2018. Join us!

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Brendan Gregg focuses on broken tools and metrics instead of the working ones. Metrics can be misleading, and counters can be counter-intuitive. Gregg includes advice and methodologies for verifying new performance tools, understanding how they work, and using them successfully.

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Brendan Gregg is a senior performance architect at Netflix, where he does large scale computer performance design, analysis, and tuning. He is the author of multiple technical books including Systems Performance published by Prentice Hall, and received the USENIX LISA Award for Outstanding Achievement in System Administration.

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