dtrace status

Juergen Lock nox at jelal.kn-bremen.de
Sun Sep 21 13:38:26 UTC 2008

In article <20080919114528.5yzyki2ry8044g4s at 0x20.net> you write:
>Quoting John Birrell <jb at what-creek.com>:
>> On Wed, Sep 17, 2008 at 12:10:13PM +0200, Roman Divacky wrote:
>>> Dtrace was commited 3 months ago and the only things that prevents
>>> using it "out of the box" is building kernel with WITH_CTF=1.
>>> When is this going to be enabled on default. What is preventing this
>>> from happening?
>> I wonder whether people generally want it enabled by default.
>If it doesn't slow anything down, then why not?
At least on 7-stable (I didn't try HEAD) kgdb doesn't seem to like dtrace
bits in the kernel, backtraces look like from a kernel without debug
symbols...  Also there seem to be issues with fbt probes,
and SMP support at least on amd64,

>Are there any FreeBSD specific docs on this? Maybe a short article for  
>/usr/share/doc or a new chapter for the handbook? :-)

 I dunno about FreeBSD specific, but I liked this presentation:
(video is called Dtrace Review if you need to search it.)


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