Tue 6 Nov 2018 11:37 - 12:00 at Horizons 6-9F - Log Mining Chair(s): Dongyoon Lee

Logs are often used for troubleshooting in large-scale software systems.
For a cloud-based online system that provides 24/7 service, a
huge number of logs could be generated every day. However, these
logs are highly imbalanced in general, because most logs indicate
normal system operations, and only a small percentage of logs
reveal impactful problems. Problems that lead to the decline of system
KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) are impactful and should be
fixed by engineers with a high priority. Furthermore, there are various
types of system problems, which are hard to be distinguished
manually. In this paper, we propose Log3C, a novel clustering-based
approach to promptly and precisely identify impactful system problems,
by utilizing both log sequences (a sequence of log events)
and system KPIs. More specifically, we design a novel cascading
clustering algorithm, which can greatly save the clustering time
while keeping high accuracy by iteratively sampling, clustering,
and matching log sequences. We then identify the impactful problems
by correlating the clusters of log sequences with system KPIs.
Log3C is evaluated on real-world log data collected from an online
service system at Microsoft, and the results confirm its effectiveness
and efficiency. Furthermore, our approach has been successfully
applied in industrial practice.

Tue 6 Nov

fse-2018-research-papers
10:30 - 12:00: Research Papers - Log Mining at Horizons 6-9F
Chair(s): Dongyoon LeeVirginia Tech, USA
fse-2018-Journal-First10:30 - 10:52
Talk
Mehran Hassani, Weiyi (Ian) ShangConcordia University, Canada, Emad ShihabConcordia University, Nikolaos TsantalisConcordia University, Canada
DOI
fse-2018-Journal-First10:52 - 11:15
Talk
Lingfeng Bao Zhejiang University City College, Zhenchang XingAustralia National University, Xin XiaMonash University, David LoSingapore Management University
DOI
fse-2018-research-papers11:15 - 11:37
Talk
Hen AmarTel Aviv University, Israel, Lingfeng Bao Zhejiang University City College, Nimrod BusanyTel Aviv University, Israel, David LoSingapore Management University, Shahar MaozTel Aviv University
fse-2018-research-papers11:37 - 12:00
Talk
Shilin HeChinese University of Hong Kong, Qingwei LinMicrosoft, China, Jian-Guang LouMicrosoft Research, Hongyu ZhangThe University of Newcastle, Michael Lyu, Dongmei ZhangMicrosoft Research, China