Arjan van de Ven
arjan at linux.intel.com
Fri Jun 27 09:45:58 PDT 2008
Ulrich Drepper wrote:
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> Matthew Wilcox wrote:
>> The ability to trace userspace programs is the key one for the postgres
> Userlevel support is coming soon. As for kernel support: it's supposed
> to work. I cannot say it better than James: kernel people should start
> using it and report the problems. It's the only way to get the last
> kinks out of it. Also, to make it easier, we need tapsets from the
> kernel subsystem maintainer. You don't want anyone else to write them,
> they'll just be wrong or unusable. We already have the beginning (see
> /usr/share/systemtap/tapset/*) but that's not enough. I think once you
> get started you'll learn to like systemtap a lot.
one thing we should do is integrate more of this into the kernel source.
At least the kernel version specific pieces that are used to compile a tapset
should be part of the kernel source.
And I'd love to see the tapsets too; that way they can be kept uptodate with the kernel source.
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