“Analyzing Computer System Performance with Perl::PDQ”

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My MSc project is ambitious, sometimes it seems too ambitious: to test various ways in which the Linux VMM and scheduler could be modified to improve performance under high levels of stress.

Books are an essential guide in computer science, perhaps the essential guide, and having a book that helped me get to grips with issues such as measuring the Linux kernel’s use of the VM subsystem and how to design tests of application behaviour and page faulting rates and so on is increasingly important.

So, is Analyzing Computer System Performance with Perl::PDQ any good (found it through trawling round Amazon, but please send me any links to anything else from scientific paper upwards)? Anybody got some alternative suggestions?