Application-Specific Trace Compression for Low Bandwidth Trace Logging [Poster]

NESL Technical Report #: 2008-11-2


Abstract: This poster introduces an application-specific trace log compression mechanism targeted for execution on wireless sensor network nodes. Trace logs capture sequences of significant events executed on a node to provide visibility into the system. The application-specific compression mechanism exploits static program control flow knowledge to automate insertion of trace statements that capture trace data in a concise form. Initial evaluation reveals that these compressed trace logs, when generated, consume just over a fifth of the space required by standard trace logging techniques.

Publication Forum: Proceedings of the 6th ACM Conference on Embedded Network Sensor Systems (SenSys)

Volume: 4

Number: 3

Page (Start): 433

Page (End): 434

Page (Count): 2

Date: 2008-11-22

Place: Raleigh, NC

Publisher: ACM

Public Document?: Yes

NESL Document?: Yes

Document category: Poster