DTrace for FreeBSD - status

Kevin Oberman oberman at es.net
Wed Jan 23 18:04:54 PST 2008

> Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2008 23:50:33 +0000
> From: John Birrell <jb at what-creek.com>
> Sender: owner-freebsd-current at freebsd.org
> On Wed, 23 Jan 2008 14:05:23 -0600, Andrew Gallatin <gallatin at cs.duke.edu>
> wrote:
> > What is the status of Dtrace in FreeBSD? I thought the original port
> > was permantly stalled due to licensing conflicts over CDDL, and
> > that John was starting from scratch.
> Cisco is currently funding the port of DTrace to FreeBSD part of their
> move to FreeBSD.
> I am probably a week away from putting up a set of diffs for the
> initial integration into CURRENT. See:
> <http://people.freebsd.org/~jb/reasons/reasons.html> for the list
> of changes/reasons. That page is still a work in progress.
> As of today, the port passes 752 of Sun's DTrace tests.
> FreeBSD developers with p4 access can build //depot/projects/dtrace/src
> and get an up-to-date CURRENT with DTrace built in. "make universe"
> works for all arches. The kernel modules are limited to amd64 and i386
> at the moment.


Thanks you and Cisco very much for this work. It should be incredibly
valuable to a large number of FreeBSD users as well as the FreeBSD
development community.
R. Kevin Oberman, Network Engineer
Energy Sciences Network (ESnet)
Ernest O. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab)
E-mail: oberman at es.net			Phone: +1 510 486-8634
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