Warning: strftime() [function.strftime]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'Asia/Calcutta' for 'IST/5.0/no DST' instead in /home/foss.in/fci/html/2008/register/include/smarty/libs/Smarty_Compiler.class.php on line 362
|Speaker Name||Parthasarathi Susarla|
|Slides||(Not yet available)|
Profile Gnome using Dtrace
|Abstract||Gnome users quite frequently get to a point when they feel fail to see the Gnome perform and crumbling under its own weight. As developers a lot of us have attempted to profile Gnome (and its applications), mostly unsuccessfully. And even if we get to profiling an application, post-processing is a nightmare.
Also see presentation from Federico at http://primates.ximian.com/~federico/docs/2005-GNOME-Summit/html/index.html where he repeatedly states the need to be able to profile Gnome.
In this work-out we intent to provide means to solve concrete performance problems (like those listed on the Gnome Performance page) using Dtrace.
The work-out intends to result in a adding Dtrace probes to core gnome modules/libraries/applications such as glib/gtk. This would involve the coming together of Gnome developers and Dtrace contributors and users.
The event will facilitate exchange of ideas/code between the Gnome Developers(from both Linux and Solaris) and Dtrace users. The workout will result in instrumenting Dtrace probes in Gnome.
 - http://live.gnome.org/GnomePerformance
 - http://www.sun.com/bigadmin/content/dtrace/
|Pre-requisites||Obviously you need to either be a Gnome Developer or a Solaris user/developer to benefit from and contribute to the session. Exposure to Gnome development would be very helpful. Since it involves using Dtrace, a fair amount of Dtrace knowledge is necessary to be able to help Gnome developers.|
|Speaker Profile||Gnome and FOSS enthusiast. Contributed significantly towards Evolution. Currently with Sun Microsystems India.|