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    Phoronix: Oracle Continues Building DTrace For Linux Atop BPF

    More than a decade ago Linux users tended to be envious of Sun Microsystems' Solaris for ZFS and DTrace as the two most interesting technical selling points of the platform. In that time OpenZFS is now extremely vibrant for offering ZFS on BSD and Linux systems while DTrace is barely brought up these days. This tracing framework originally developed for Solaris was fantastic back in the day but over the years Linux has stepped up its game with various efforts. Now as we hit the end of 2020, Oracle engineers continue working on bringing better DTrace support to Linux...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...-Linux-In-2020

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    Originally posted by Phoronix
    while DTrace is barely brought up these days.
    Well, it seems to be for a reason, because the `dtrace` functional on Linux is provided by `bpftrace` utility. So AFAIK there's not much demand in `dtrace` anymore.

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