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A SystemTap update

A SystemTap update

Posted Jan 29, 2009 13:28 UTC (Thu) by fuhchee (subscriber, #40059)
In reply to: A SystemTap update by akpm
Parent article: A SystemTap update

> [why is] systemtap dependent upon two large
> kernel patches (utrace and uprobes)

For probing user-space, there is apprx. no alternative: one needs a
kprobes-like infrastructure.

> which have dim-to-zero prospects of ever being included in Linux?

While skepticism may be warranted, we are making efforts to make this
code more palatable to the gatekeepers.

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