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SystemTap 2.5 Supports UEFI/SecureBoot & Other Features

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Published on 30 April 2014 02:52 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
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SystemTap 2.5 is now available as the latest version of this open-source Linux software for being like DTrace in being able to dynamically trace and diagnose system issues.

The SystemTap 2.5 release features UEFI/SecureBoot support, boot time probing capabilities, function callee probing, better error messages, better statement probing, and many other new features.

Linux developers interested in this GPL-licensed system probing/tracing software can find the lengthy release change-log for SystemTap 2.5 via the Linux kernel mailing list.

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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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