[Ksummit-2008-discuss] DTrace

Balbir Singh balbir at linux.vnet.ibm.com
Fri Jun 27 08:28:24 PDT 2008


On Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 8:34 PM, Matthew Wilcox <matthew at wil.cx> wrote:
>
> I went to a Postgresql conference a few weeks ago.  There was a lot of
> buzz around DTrace.  Sun and a couple of other companies have put DTrace
> hooks into postgres, so they now have some really useful canned queries.
> If you're running Solaris or MacOS, of course.
>
> So there was a lot of talk about switching away from Linux.  This can't
> possibly be a good thing for us.  I don't personally know what the state
> of our competing projects are, but clearly they haven't got their hooks
> into postgres ... at least not upstream.
>
> I don't think I'd be the right person to lead a discussion on this, but
> maybe we can find someone to talk about it.

I think the best people to talk about it would be

1. Mathieu Desnoyers <mathieu.desnoyers at polymtl.ca> (Kernel Markers)
2. The system tap folks - Ananth N M <ananth at in.ibm.com> (Kprobes),
Ulrich Drepper <drepper at redhat.com> (elfutils), etc

If it's not them, they'll at-least know who :)

Balbir


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