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KTAP Tracing Expands On The Linux Kernel

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Published on 31 July 2013 09:36 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
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The KTAP scripting dynamic tracing tool for Linux has seen its second major release.

Released at the end of may was KTAP 0.1 to serve as a dynamic tracing tool for the Linux kernel. Since then, KTAP has advanced a great deal and now we're up to version 0.2 of this tracing tool. KTAP 0.2 supports tracepoints, kprobe, uprobe, timer, function tracing, and other new functions. This tracing also now works on x86 / x86_64 / ARM / PowerPC and also with versions of the Linux 3.1 kernel and newer.

KTAP 0.2 features a number of script improvements including a tracing block syntax, function tracing, a unified perf callback mechanism, and a lot more.

For those interested in Linux kernel tracing, more details on KTAP 0.2 can be learned via the Linux 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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