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Saturday, June 17 • 2:45pm - 3:20pm
Using STRACE to troubleshoot issues

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"strace" is a low-level tool that can help you troubleshoot various issues happening in the userspace area: boot not happening, service failing to start, hang of commands, etc.
In this session, you will learn the basics about strace and how we use it inside Red Hat's support organization to troubleshoot userland issues.
After going through the basic usage and minimum technical details, we will show you use cases where strace can help and where strace won't help.
Finally we will go through 6 examples, illustrating various use cases, such as troubleshooting systemd service startup or a slow ssh connection.

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Senior Principal Software Maintenance Engineer, Red Hat
I joined Red Hat in 2017 to work as a software maintenance engineer specialized in Shells, Services and OS Installation. My daily job consists in analyzing post-mortem data of broken customer systems, reproduce issues, file (a lot of) bugs and provide fixes when I have time for that.I... Read More →

Saturday June 17, 2023 2:45pm - 3:20pm CEST
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