Opening remarks at dtrace.conf(16) in 2016. This talk was videoed, but unfortunately the video has since been made unavailable. If it helps anyone retrieve it, the video was at: https://vimeo.com/173346406
~100 attendees from: • ~45 companies • ~1 VC Entrepreneur-in-Residence • Twitter: #dtraceconf • Thanks to our sponsors, Joyent — and the FIPP! • Huge thanks to Ryan Wilson, Brittany Berry and Jenny Miller from Joyent
aggregated data via “agghist,” “aggpack,” and “aggzoom” options • Added new json() subroutine • Added DTrace userland CTF support • Added the new (on-by-default!) “temporal” option • Added print() support for translated types • Added support for fds, curpsinfo, sched and proc providers in a zone container
in 9.0 and, as of 9.2, enabled DTrace by default! • NetBSD added DTrace support — including support for ARM! • Linux port of DTrace largely completed by Oracle — but keeping the user-level portion proprietary has limited its impact
and tracing in distributed systems has improved tremendously; how can DTrace help? • Instrumenting multi-processes applications via the pid provider is still painful; can we improve? • The rise (resurrection?) of statically compiled languages like Go and Rust presents new opportunity — and new challenges • DTrace and serverless computing? • User-level postmortem tracing? • Anti-roadmap: Dynamic translators?