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SystemTap 2.1 Released With 40+ Features, Bug Fixes

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Published on 13 February 2013 02:09 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
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SystemTap, the RedHat-backed dynamic instrumentation software for Linux as an alternative to DTrace, is up to version 2.1. The SystemTap 2.1 release has more than 400 commits and takes care of some 40 features/bug-fixes.

Serguei Makarov announced the release today of SystemTap 2.1 and it features perf event probe improvements, DynInst back-end improvements, new man pages, bundles emacs/vim editor modes, supports customizable aggregate array sorting, optional time limit suppression, and experimental compiled regex support.

More specific details on the SystemTap 2.1 release can be found from the kernel release announcement.

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