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March 2020


From Communications of the ACM

Technical Perspective: A Perspective on Pivot Tracing

Instead of handing trace records off to a collector for long-term storage and future processing, the system described in "Pivot Tracing: Dynamic Causal Monitoring for Distributed Systems," by Jonathan Mace, et al., installs continuous…


From Communications of the ACM

Pivot Tracing: Dynamic Causal Monitoring for Distributed Systems

Pivot Tracing

This paper presents Pivot Tracing, a monitoring framework for distributed systems, which addresses the limitations of today's monitoring and diagnosis tools by combining dynamic instrumentation with a novel relational operator…