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Performance Tuning for Linux® Servers by Badari Pulavarty, Gerrit Huizenga, Sandra K. Johnson

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Chapter Seven. System Performance Principles and Strategy: A Benchmarking Methodology Case Study

By Sandra K. Johnson

Introduction

With a focus on platform-independent issues, this chapter presents a strategy and methodology for measuring, analyzing, and improving the performance and scalability of the Linux operating system. In the Linux open-source community, where changes to the code occur at a rapid pace, it is important to obtain accurate information to evaluate the performance of applications or workloads executing on Linux in a timely manner. Let's begin with an overview of the various performance evaluation methodologies used to quantify software performance, with some specifically focusing on Linux-related issues. Included is a detailed ...

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