Which tasks are periodically taking processor time?


When running a latency-sensitive application one might notice that on a regular basis (for example every 5 minutes) there is a delay. The SystemTap periodic.stp script can provide some possible causes of that regular delay. The SystemTap periodic.stp script generates a list of the number of times that various scheduled functions run and the time between each scheduled execution. In the case of delay every five minutes one would run the periodic script for tens of minutes and then look through the output list for a function that has a period of approximately 300,000,00 microseconds (5 minutes*60 seconds*1,000,000 microseconds/second). Continue reading


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Git Bonsai, or Keeping Your Branches Well Pruned


Today, we’ll share a small victory in our DevOps journey at Red Hat IT. This cross-team collaboration has saved our IT organization some headaches and wasted time. We open-sourced the code, hoping it can help you, too.

The Dev problem, from Sam Van Oort:

Old, pruned git branches are sometimes re-created by accident, making a mess for our developers. Continue reading

Webinar Tuesday, March 25: DTS 2.1 and RHEL7 Beta


Red Hat Developer Toolset 2.1 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Beta

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You want agile, stable, and frequently updated development tools that make it easier to build innovation into your next-generation applications. That’s what you’ll find in Red Hat® Developer Toolset 2.1.
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Red Hat Developer Toolset 2.1 now generally available


Red Hat is pleased to announce the general availability of Red Hat Developer Toolset 2.1. This latest version bridges development agility with production stability by delivering the latest stable versions of essential open development tools to enhance developer productivity and improve deployment times.

Red Hat Developer Toolset 2.1 introduces a new tool to its content set – Git 1.8.4 Continue reading


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