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LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 16, 2013
A look at the PyPy 2.0 release
PostgreSQL 9.3 beta: Federated databases and more
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(Nearly) full tickless operation in 3.10
> As fast as things are developing we aren't a long way off. This isn't
fud, only facts people.
I don't want to be pessimistic, but Utrace seems still work in progress,
only the very first patchset from it has gotten to upstream, it supports
well only x86 & powerPC and rest of it's still being designed. See the
latest status report:
I think it's at least a year until it's fully (API stabilized etc) in
upstream kernel with Systemtap supporting it well, a good set of tapsets,
useful scripts, documentation and some GUIs (Mortadelo and Stapgui lack a
lot of things).
This is what Apple is already doing with DTrace:
And before that their developers already had Shark (which AFAIK doesn't
Btw. the Tracing Summit in Canada earlier this year produced fairly good
overview of the state of tracing tools currently (also elsewhere than on
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