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Friday, January 25 • 5:30pm - 5:55pm
The evolution of a flight recorder

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The 'recorder' library is a small library that replaces your printf or log entries and can turn them into real-time graphs giving you insights into a running application. It started as a way to improve logging, but when confronted with a real project, namely SPICE, it evolved and morphed into something much more interesting.

At first sight, it may seem like it tries to do too many things: logging, tracing, configuring, tweaking, graphing… what else?

Step by step, retracing the evolution of the recorder, this session will show how each feature appeared, why it was indispensable, how a better design emerged under somewhat intense external pressure, and offer more general insights on how software designs crystalize.

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Christophe de Dinechin

Senior Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
Christophe de Dinechin works at Red Hat primarily on Kata Containers and its integration into OpenShift, as well as on Confidential Containers. He co-presented a talk at the KVM Forum 2021 titled "Don't peek into my container". He also has a strong interest in virtualisation, performance... Read More →

Friday January 25, 2019 5:30pm - 5:55pm CET