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TinyLTS: Efficient Network-Wide Logging and Tracing System for TinyOS

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Executive Summary

Logging and tracing are important methods to gain insight into the behavior of sensor network applications. Existing generic solutions are often limited to nodes with a direct serial connection and do not provide the required efficiency for network-wide logging. Instead, this is often realized by application-specific subsystems developed for custom logging statements. In this paper, the authors present TinyLTS - a generic and efficient Logging and Tracing System for TinyOS. TinyLTS consists of a compiler extension that separates dynamic from static information at compile time, a declarative solution for inserting logging statements, an extensible framework for flexible storing and transmitting of logging data and a frontend for recombining dynamic and static information.

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