Don’t Reboot, Debug!


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Presented on September 18, 2015

Presented by Joshua Thijssen

Part of the meeting: Debugging Beyond var_dump()

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Nothing is showing up in the logs, everything works just fine on your development and acceptance environment, your unit-tests are all green and yet you’ve got major issues on your production server. What to do? Restart your web service? Reboot the system? Maybe we even add more hardware, just in case? Hell no! We debug it Chuck Norris style! During this talk I will show you how you can use some of the more advanced (linux) tools like strace, iostat and even gdb and dtrace to figure out quickly the bottlenecks in your Linux environment.