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Optimizing Linux® Performance: A Hands-On Guide to Linux® Performance Tools by Phillip G. Ezolt

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Chapter 1. Performance Hunting Tips

Solving performance problems without foresight and planning is painful. You waste time and are constantly frustrated as the cause of the problem repeatedly slips through your fingers. By following the right set of procedures, you can transform a frustrating performance hunt into an interesting detective story. Each piece of information leads you closer to the true culprit. People can not always be trusted. The evidence will be your only friend. As you investigate the problem, it will take unusual twists and turns, and the information that you discovered in the beginning of the hunt may turn out to be what helps you figure out the problem in the end. The best part is that you will have a thrill of adrenaline ...

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