SystemTap 2.1 Released With 40+ Features, Bug Fixes
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software on 13 February 2013 at 02:09 PM EST. Add A Comment
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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