Posted Sep 21, 2006 5:49 UTC (Thu) by dlang
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Parent article: Tracing infrastructures
as I read the flamefest I thought the argument was that dynamic tracepoints were better at seeing and getting hold of variables.
the dynamic tracepoint has access to the entire system environment at the time the trace event takes place, but the static tracepoint has to specify (in the compiled source) exactly what variables to pay attention to. if it specifies too many it creates additional work for GCC to store and pass variables that don't mean anything.
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