J2EE instrumentation for software aging root cause application component determination with AspectJ
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Unplanned system outages have a negative impact on company revenues and image. While the last decades have seen a lot of efforts from industry and academia to avoid them, they still happen and their impact is increasing. According to many studies, one of the most important causes of these outages is software aging. Software aging phenomena refers to the accumulation of errors, usually provoking resource contention, during long running application executions, like web applications, which normally cause applications/systems hang or crash. Determining the software aging root cause failure, not the resource or resources involved in, is a huge task due to the growing day by day complexity of the systems. In this paper we present a monitoring framework based on Aspect Programming to monitor the resources used by every application component in runtime. Knowing the resources used by every component of the application we can determine which components are related to the software aging. Furthermore, we present a case study where we evaluate our approach to determine in a web application scenario, which components are involved in the software aging with promising results.
CitationAlonso, J. [et al.]. J2EE instrumentation for software aging root cause application component determination with AspectJ. A: IEEE Workshop on Dependable Parallel, Distributed and Network-Centric System. "15th IEEE Workshop on Dependable Parallel, Distributed and Network-Centric Systems". Atlanta, Geòrgia: IEEE Computer Society Publications, 2010.
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