From the beginning collectl has grown from a fairly small perl script
to a much more comprehensive utility and while I wrote the code I couldn't
have done it without a lot of help from others. Unfortunately I never got
into the habit of careful record keeping many other open source projects do
and so can't acknowledge the contributions of others who have helped find
bugs, tested earlier releases or simply made helpful suggestions for future
However, there have been 3 colleagues who have been right there for most if
not all those years who have been continually making significant contributions
and I would like to give them a long overdue acknowledgement:
- Working very closely with many of our High Performance Computing customers,
John D'Arcy has always helped assure collectl functions correctly on
some of the largest clusters in the world.
- Hank Jakiela has been there from day 1 making many suggestions on
visualization and ease of use not to mention heavy validation of the output
by using it virtually every day as part of his day job. Hank has always been
my canary in the coal mine, usually the first to let me know when
something was't working correctly or as expected.
- Laurence Oberman has always been my go to guy for any and all
kernel questions. If collectl was reporting something strange OR I simply
wanted to know how some esoteric kernel accounting mechanism worked, Laurence has
always been the man to talk to.