source availablility has nothing to do with tracing
Posted Nov 23, 2004 3:08 UTC (Tue) by cajal
In reply to: source availablility has nothing to do with tracing
Parent article: Solaris 10
"I must say I hesitated for quite a while before adding my previous comment, since it
seems like everytime I say something about Sun here you seem to develop an urge to drown me
in Ten Interesting Things To Do With DTrace Or Whatever"
Rubbish. In this thread, you've been insuinating that open-source projects don't need
tracing toolkits so much because developers can inspect the code:
"...that inspection of code is both the ultimate and probably the most common thing to
do in the Open Source world."
What I'm trying to get across is that tracing toolkits in general, and DTrace in particular, are
useful for things beyond debugging code. They've also useful to sysadmins trying to track down
performance problems, which is why I listed the examples I did.
And, for the record, I included the source specifically to keep it technical and not a
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