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SubjectRe: Re: [RFC PATCH 00/28] ktap: A lightweight dynamic tracing tool for Linux
(2014/04/07 22:55), Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 02, 2014 at 09:42:03AM +0200, Ingo Molnar wrote:
>> I'd suggest using C syntax instead initially, because that's what the
>> kernel is using.
>>
>> The overwhelming majority of people probing the kernel are
>> programmers, so there's no point in inventing new syntax, we should
>> reuse existing syntax!
>
> Yes please, keep it C, I forever forget all other syntaxes. While I have
> in the past known other languages, I never use them frequently enough to
> remember them. And there's nothing more frustrating than having to fight
> a tool/language when you just want to get work done.

Why wouldn't you write a kernel module in C directly? :)
It seems that all what you need is not a tracing language nor a bytecode
engine, but an well organized tracing APIs(library?) for writing a kernel
module for tracing...

Thank you,

--
Masami HIRAMATSU
Software Platform Research Dept. Linux Technology Center
Hitachi, Ltd., Yokohama Research Laboratory
E-mail: masami.hiramatsu.pt@hitachi.com




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