The performance detective, Where does it hurt?

How describing performance problems helps you diagnose them

From the developerWorks archives

Anthony English

Date archived: March 2, 2017 | First published: January 31, 2012

If you're up against a performance problem on the IBM® AIX® operating system, your most important task is to diagnose it correctly. When a user tells you "the system is running slowly," it's time for some detective work. You need to know what questions to ask to help you pinpoint the real issue. The first article of this two-part series demonstrates how describing a performance problem can help you identify the bottlenecks. Part 2 will look at some good practices that help prevent those bottlenecks in the first place.

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