Towards Solving the Challenge of Minimal Overhead Monitoring

Reichelt, David Georg and Kühne, Stefan and Hasselbring, Wilhelm (2023) Towards Solving the Challenge of Minimal Overhead Monitoring. In: ICPE 2023 - Companion of the 2023 ACM/SPEC International Conference on Performance Engineering :. ACM, New York, pp. 381-388. ISBN 9798400700729

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The examination of performance changes or the performance behavior of a software requires the measurement of the performance. This is done via probes, i.e., pieces of code which obtain and process measurement data, and which are inserted into the examined application. The execution of those probes in a singular method creates overhead, which deteriorates performance measurements of calling methods and slows down the measurement process. Therefore, an important challenge for performance measurement is the reduction of the measurement overhead. To address this challenge, the overhead should be minimized. Based on an analysis of the sources of performance overhead, we derive the following four optimization options: (1) Source instrumentation instead of AspectJ instrumentation, (2) reduction of measurement data, (3) change of the queue and (4) aggregation of measurement data. We evaluate the effect of these optimization options using the MooBench benchmark. Thereby, we show that these optimizations options reduce the monitoring overhead of the monitoring framework Kieker. For MooBench, the execution duration could be reduced from 4.77 μs to 0.39 μs per method invocation on average.

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