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Why trace the kernel?

Why trace the kernel?

Posted Jul 30, 2008 14:37 UTC (Wed) by oak (guest, #2786)
In reply to: Why trace the kernel? by nix
Parent article: Tracing: no shortage of options

Thanks, this looks useful!

(Although dynamic linker based things are faster than ptrace, they require 
restarting the monitored process to enabled the tracing so they are not 
very suitable for ad-hoc system monitoring.)

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Why trace the kernel?

Posted Jul 30, 2008 22:22 UTC (Wed) by nix (subscriber, #2304) [Link]

That's true. (Particularly true in this case, where quite a bit of the 
magic is handled at startup time.)

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