Announcing a new utility: 'trace'
Posted Nov 16, 2010 22:29 UTC (Tue) by nix
Parent article: Announcing a new utility: 'trace'
- Arguments are printed in plain hex representation, except for
important arguments like filenames, which are resolved after
the syscall is recorded. 'trace' wont do full decoding like
If 'wont' meant 'is not implemented yet', this is fine and indeed expected. If 'wont' means 'will never be implemented', then it is nearly useless for virtually every application I can imagine using strace for. Sorry, arguments matter, and not just filenames. strace is already annoying because there are some arguments (notably structure pointers) it can't drill down into: eliminating even more of them just makes the tool next to useless for diagnostics (at least for any of the diagnostics I, as a userspace programmer and sysadmin, carry out day-to-day).
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