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SubjectRe: [PATCH] uprobes: Add exports for module use
Hi Christoph,

On 01/11/2013 01:32 AM, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 10, 2013 at 03:01:46PM -0800, Josh Stone wrote:
>> The original pull message for uprobes (commit 654443e2) noted:
>> This tree includes uprobes support in 'perf probe' - but SystemTap
>> (and other tools) can take advantage of user probe points as well.

I believe this quoted line already signaled the intent that SystemTap
use should be allowed.

> Get systemtap into the mainline kernel tree and we can talk.

This is unlikely to ever happen, nor do I think it's necessarily
appropriate. For instance, we are also developing an alternate mode of
operation that uses Dyninst instead of kernel modules. We're keeping
both modes for their different trade-offs, but in general the tool's
relationship with the kernel is somewhat weaker now.


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