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Systems Performance: Enterprise and the Cloud by Brendan Gregg

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Appendix G. Systems Performance Who’s Who

It can be useful at times to know who created the technologies that we use. This is a list of who’s who in the field of systems performance, based on the Linux- and Solaris-related technologies in this book. Identifying everyone properly is a difficult task, and this is the first attempt do so, inspired by the Unix who’s who list in [Libes 89]. Apologies to those who are missing or misappropriated. For those wishing to dig further into the people and history, see the references in the Bibliography, the names listed in the Linux source code, and the authors in the illumos repository.

John Allspaw: capacity planning [Allspaw 08].

Jens Axboe: CFQ I/O Scheduler, fio, blktrace, per backing device write-back. ...

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