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KTAP Released For Linux Kernel Dynamic Tracing

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Published on 21 May 2013 01:24 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel
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Version 0.1 of KTAP has been released to provide a new scripting dynamic tracing tool for the Linux kernel.

The open-source KTAP allows for dynamically tracing the Linux kernel through its scripting language in order to tune and troubleshoot the kernel or even to extend it. The GPL-licensed project is easy to use and aims to give users/developers the power to explore the kernel at low-levels in new ways.

Current tracing features in KTAP 0.1 is Intel x86 32-bit and 64-bit support, tracepoints/syscalls/kprobes/kretprobes support, timer handling, dumpstack, and many built-in functions/library calls are available.

More information on this first release of KTAP can be found out from the release announcement.

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