Shedding light on distributed system executions

@inproceedings{Abrahamson2014SheddingLO,
  title={Shedding light on distributed system executions},
  author={Jenny Abrahamson and Ivan Beschastnikh and Yuriy Brun and Michael D. Ernst},
  booktitle={ICSE Companion},
  year={2014}
}
In a distributed system, the hosts execute concurrently, generating asynchronous logs that are challenging to comprehend. We present two tools: ShiVector to transparently add vector timestamps to distributed system logs, and ShiViz to help developers understand distributed system logs by visualizing them as space-time diagrams. ShiVector is the first tool to offer automated vector timestamp instrumentation without modifying source code. The vector-timestamped logs capture partial ordering… CONTINUE READING

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