The DTrace workshop in Mozilla HQ


There will be a DTrace workshop in Mozilla HQ Aug. 30th -- Aug. 31st. Brendan Gregg(one of the DTrace gurus, the author of the DTraceToolkit), John Rice, Padraig Obriain, myself from Solaris Desktop team will give this workshop. The main purpose is to introduce DTrace to Mozilla community and help resolve some performance and memory issues in Firefox. We've already got some patches for DTrace framework, layout probes and Javascript probes, detail is in bugzilla bug 370906 and 388564. Hope them can be merged into Firefox trunk code soon.

Following is the ageda for the workshop:

    August 30th - Thursday afternoon after the lunch, presentation to wider audience on DTrace.
    \* DTrace Intro. Look at general Firefox issues such as startup time, what I/O is it doing, what files, what read access patterns and so on.
    \* DTrace Javascript. Introduce the probes, show how we can combine these probes with other PID probes to narrow the focus on specific areas.
    \* DTrace framework. Discuss general issues around the probe framework. Concerns raised already on cross-platform issues, maintainability and support on Mac.

    August 31st - in depth 1 day work shop with Mozilla developers to look at specific performance concerns and get answers using the probes.

If you're interested in the topics above and close to the Mozilla office, welcome to join us. If you're interested in using DTrace on Solaris, you could try the vmware images here.

BTW, the video will be put online. Please stay tune.

Comments:

Good work!
Will dtrace for firefox be available only under Solaris?

Posted by dipplum on August 31, 2007 at 06:15 PM CST #

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