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Dependencies – Define What You Need, and Nothing Else

Rod Evans, July 15, 2004

I recently attended Usenix, where Bryan Cantrill explained how DTrace had been used to uncover some excessive system load brought on by the behavior of one application. A member of the audience asked whether the application was uncovering a poorly implemented part of the system. Bryan responded that in such cases the system will always be analyzed to determine whether it could do better. But there comes a point where if an application requests an expensive service, that's what it will get. Perhaps the application should be reexamined to see if it needs the service in the first place?


  

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