Reviews of “Systems Performance”

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Brendan is reticent about blowing his own horn, so I gathered this list for him!

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scott_s 7 hours ago | link

This is brilliant – I just spent 15 minutes browsing his site, and I am seriously considering purchasing his book.I’m recently realized that I have built up a lot of intuition over the years for how to improve the performance of interesting applications on real systems. I follow a lot of these procedures. Recently, I’ve been trying to explain to others how to do this, but I’ve been explaining it in an ad-hoc manner, as it comes up. Turns out, Brendan Gregg has already explained it all in a systematic, digestible way.

Really brilliant stuff. Computer systems are discoverable, we can always figure out what’s going on with enough patience, reasoning, a systematic approach, and the right tools. I’m glad to have a resource I can send to others, and that I can hopefully learn more from.


incision 3 hours ago | link

>’I am seriously considering purchasing his book.’In my opinion, you should go ahead and do it.

It’s available on Safari where I’m a subscriber, but I grabbed a copy anyway – it’s not just good, but pretty damn unique in that it supplies a wide breadth while maintaining good depth of coverage.


If you’re reading the book, reviews on Amazon are always welcome, too!

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or click the image to the right to buy from Informit, which usually has a print + ebook bundle available.

Brendan is reticent about blowing his own horn. So I gathered this list for him:

ps You can order the book from InformIT or Amazon.

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