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SystemTap 2.4 Supports Probing Virtual Machines

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Published on 06 November 2013 01:31 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel
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SystemTap 2.4 has been released today for effective information gathering and software diagnostics on Linux systems. SystemTap 2.4 provides smarter error reporting, support for virtual machine probing using libvirt, and other new functionality.

Some of the SystemTap 2.4 features include better suggestions in many of the semantic errors, smarter error reporting with regards to duplicate errors, support for probing inside virtual machines using libvirt and unix schemes, scripting language work, improved memory allocation, and run-time improvements.

More details on SystemTap 2.4 can be found via the release announcement and project site.

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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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