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    Phoronix: Oracle Exploring DTrace With eBPF

    While this year Oracle was successful in getting DTrace working well on Linux assuming you apply their patches or (more easily) using their Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel on Oracle Linux, they are looking at enhancing DTrace with the increasingly-used eBPF framework / in-kernel JIT...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...eBPF-Execution

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    still wonder why someone would use Oracle's Linux :-/

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      Oracle Linux is a supported platform for Oracle products, so we have customers using Oracle software (eg their banking stack) on Oracle hardware, so using Oracle Linux makes a lot of sense.

      They also backport newer kernels to older RHEL-like releases than RHEL do (or, it certainly seems they do - although I haven't done a proper comparison) via their UEK kernels.

      I also thought their support timeline is longer than RHEL's, but I might be remembering incorrectly.

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