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SubjectRe: Son of crunch time: the list v1.2.
On Tue, Oct 22, 2002 at 02:06:29AM +0000, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> > 7) Dynamic Probes (dprobes team)
> > http://oss.software.ibm.com/developerworks/opensource/linux/projects/dprobes
>
> why does this need to be the mainline kernel? this is another type of
> thing that can live as a patch, IMO...
>
We are not proposing the entire dprobes patch to be in kernel. It doesn't
have to be. We are proposing for inclusion the "kprobes" patchset at
http://www-124.ibm.com/linux/patches/?project_id=141 which provides
the basic infrastructure in the kernel for setting up and handling
breakpoints automatically in kernel space. Once this small piece is in,
we can implement comprehensive tools like dynamic probes as external
kernel modules without having to patch the kernel.

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