Here is a brief run-through of the dissertation.
Ariel Tamches and Barton P. Miller. Fine-Grained Dynamic Instrumentation of Commodity Operating System Kernels. Third Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation (OSDI), February 1999. (Postscript, Compressed, Gzipped, PDF)
Ariel Tamches and Barton P. Miller. Using Dynamic Kernel Instrumentation for Kernel and Application Tuning. International Journal of High Performance Computing Applications, v. 13 no. 3, Fall 1999. (Postscript, Compressed, Gzipped, PDF)