Friday, November 6, 2009

Hello world!

The goal of this blog and my "November Project" (instead of, say, a nano) is to find ways to streamline Linux and write about them here.

Some things I'm planning to do this month:

- Development of an OpenWRT image for fully isolated benchmarking.

- Documenting use of oprofile, ltrace, strace, and CPU performance counters to find areas of improvement.

- System call usage optimization (repeated attempts to open() files in non-existent directories, etc)

- Memory allocation optimizations (reduce #'s of mallocs and frees needed)

- Generally finding new bottlenecks and removing them.

Hopefully this'll be good for everybody. :)

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