Debugging Istio Control Plane With Squash

Debugging Istio control plane with Squash Squash is a distributed debugger that supports multiple languages. When running in a container environment like Kubernetes, debugging applications can be difficult especially when distributed into multiple containers with implementations in potentially different languages. Istio is a service-mesh implementation that exemplifies this “microservice” architecture by implementing its control plane as a set of services.

We can use Squash to debug the Istio control plane without any modification to the images (ie, adding debuggers, scripts, etc). In this video, we see a demo of using Squash to debug Istio Pilot.