source availablility has nothing to do with tracing
Posted Jan 20, 2005 17:40 UTC (Thu) by htd
In reply to: source availablility has nothing to do with tracing
Parent article: Solaris 10
Your answer neatly illuminates one of the biggest issues that Linux suffers from.
Developer vs deployer/manager.
If you are a developer then having access to the source code may well be a way of sidestepping the need for sophisticated trace/debug facilites (may well because kernel engineering isn't every developers cup of tea).
However if you are a deployer/manager of these systems then having access to source isn't remotely the answer, you probably have neither the skills not the time or inclination (how many corporations have a VP of kernel engineering).
If Linux is to suceed then the people who deploy and manage Linux based systems need to be in the majority and the OS needs to address their issues and not simply what developers want or can get away with.
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