[Ksummit-2008-discuss] DTrace

Ananth N Mavinakayanahalli ananth at in.ibm.com
Mon Jun 30 22:28:53 PDT 2008

On Mon, Jun 30, 2008 at 02:19:59PM -0400, Theodore Tso wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 29, 2008 at 09:04:23PM -0400, Frank Ch. Eigler wrote:
> > * tapsets
> > 
> >   Theodore is mistaken that we are deflecting the job of tapset (probe
> >   macro; abstracting architecture and kernel version-change -
> >   $foo->bar->baz, function names) authorship.  We have asked for help,
> >   and have received a little, but the group has in fact authored a
> >   growing collection of this stuff.
> Well I've heard the line that it's up to the kernel subsystem experts
> to write tapsets from Ulrich Drepper (on the ksummit-2008-discuss
> list) and from Ananth N Mavinakayanahalli (private communication) so I
> think it's fair to say that at least some people associated with
> Systemtap have been placing the blame for the lack of tapsets on the
> kernel developers.

I wouldn't call that 'blame'. What I was trying to say simply was that
kernel subsystem experts are best suited to identify the location and
types of data one could extract from their subsystem. I believe that is
also what Ulrich was trying to say.

Apologies if you felt I was blaming anybody.


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