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SubjectRe: 2.6.22 -mm merge plans

Andi Kleen <> writes:

> [...] The SystemTAP project also plan to use this type of
> > infrastructure to trace sites hard to instrument. The Linux Kernel
> > Markers has the support of Frank C. Eigler, author of their current
> > marker alternative [...]
> All of the above don't use mainline kernels.
> That doesn't constitute using it.

Systemtap does run on mainline kernels.

> > "kprobes remains a vital foundation for SystemTap. But markers are
> > attactive as an alternate source of trace/debug info. Here's why:
> > [...]"
> Talk is cheap. Do they have working code to use it? [...]

We had been waiting on the chicken & egg semaphore. LTTNG has working
code yesterday (months ago); systemtap will have it "tomorrow" (a week
or few).

- FChE
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