LISA '03 Abstract
Pp. 73-86 of the Proceedings
New NFS Tracing Tools and Techniques for System Analysis
Daniel Ellard and Margo Seltzer, Harvard University
Passive NFS traces provide an easy and unobtrusive way to measure,
analyze, and gain an understanding of an NFS workload. Historically,
such traces have been used primarily by file system researchers in an
attempt to understand, categorize, and generalize file system
workloads. However, because such traces provide a wealth of detailed
information about how a specific system is actually used, they should
also be of interest to system administrators. We introduce a new
open- source toolkit for passively gathering and summarizing NFS
traces and show how to use this toolkit to perform analyses that are
difficult or impossible with existing tools.
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