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KTAP 0.3 Brings New Linux Dynamic Tracing Features

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Published on 29 October 2013 08:17 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel
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KTAP is a lightweight script-based dynamic tracing tool for Linux that remains independent of GCC and doesn't require kernel module re-compilation. KTAP 0.3 was just announced this morning and with it comes some more features.

Among the changes found in KTAP 0.3 over the July release of KTAP 0.2 include a new simple tracing block syntax, new event tracing keywords, basic aggregation support, a new "+=" operator, new sample scripts, new timer block syntax, an ANSI library, big clean-ups, and a number of bug-fixes.

More details on KTAP 0.3 can be found from its kernel mailing list announcement.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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