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Software Monitoring of UNIX Systems

Lookup NU author(s): Emeritus Professor Isi Mitrani, Dr Terry Betteridge



The structure and application of a software package for monitoring the performance of a Unix system at the kernel call level is described. That package, referred to as MOLLUSC, can be used both in an isolated Unix system and in a distributed environment such as the one provided by the Newcastle Connection. It enables the user to collect and analyse statistics about the local and/or remote kernel calls issued by one or more programs, running in parallel or in sequence. The results of several monitoring experiments where MOLLUSC was used to study the usage distribution of various kernel calls and their performance under different conditions are reported.

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Author(s): Montaser-Kohsari A, Mitrani I, Betteridge T

Publication type: Report

Publication status: Published

Series Title: Computing Laboratory Technical Report Series

Year: 1986

Pages: 24

Report Number: 215

Institution: Computing Laboratory, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Place Published: Newcastle upon Tyne