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Wednesday, April 17 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Message Logging in a Virtualized Environment: Problems & Solutions - Seiji Aguchi, Hitachi Data Systems

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As a system administrator, one of the most important tasks is the respond to warning and error messages that appear in log files quickly and effectively. The expectation for these log files is that they provide the following information:

  • Messages are logged to understand what happened in a system.
  • Messages are timestamped so that the time of the failure can be recognized.

At the moment, there are issues related to message logging functionality in virtualized environments like qemu and libvirt. In this presentation, we will highlight these issues, discuss the existing solutions and share best practices for those system administrators and developers who are concerned with the reliability of logging messages.


Seiji Aguchi

Principal Software Engineer, Hitachi Data Systems
Seiji Aguchi is a kernel developer at Hitachi Data Systems in the United States. He has focused on RAS enhancement of Linux Kernel since he started his carrier. He developed a memory dump tool and a kernel tracer at Hitachi, Ltd. in Japan. And then, he moved to the United States... Read More →

Wednesday April 17, 2013 4:30pm - 5:30pm PDT
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