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ACM Transactions on Computer Systems (TOCS), Volume 15 Issue 4, Nov. 1997

Guest editorial
Henry M. Levy
Pages: 355-356
DOI: 10.1145/265924.267934

Continuous profiling: where have all the cycles gone?
Jennifer M. Anderson, Lance M. Berc, Jeffrey Dean, Sanjay Ghemawat, Monika R. Henzinger, Shun-Tak A. Leung, Richard L. Sites, Mark T. Vandevoorde, Carl A. Waldspurger, William E. Weihl
Pages: 357-390
DOI: 10.1145/265924.265925
This article describes the Digital Continuous Profiling Infrastructure, a sampling-based profiling system designed to run continuously on production systems. The system supports multiprocessors, works on unmodified executables, and collects...

Eraser: a dynamic data race detector for multithreaded programs
Stefan Savage, Michael Burrows, Greg Nelson, Patrick Sobalvarro, Thomas Anderson
Pages: 391-411
DOI: 10.1145/265924.265927
Multithreaded programming is difficult and error prone. It is easy to make a mistake in synchronization that produces a data race, yet it can be extremely hard to locate this mistake during debugging. This article describes a new tool, called...

Disco: running commodity operating systems on scalable multiprocessors
Edouard Bugnion, Scott Devine, Kinshuk Govil, Mendel Rosenblum
Pages: 412-447
DOI: 10.1145/265924.265930
In this article we examine the problem of extending modern operating systems to run efficiently on large-scale shared-memory multiprocessors without a large implementation effort. Our approach brings back an idea popular in the 1970s: virtual...