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Re: pre-compiled systemtap modules (try 2)
David Smith <email@example.com> writes:
> > Instead of "-P", why not have stap just realize it's been given a module
> > and it automatically does the right thing?
> Hmm. You do have a point here, because with the patch it is possible to
> do something like stupid like "stap -P foo.ko bar.stp".
We should consider separating the compile / run front-ends into
separate programs entirely, perhaps by promoting and renaming stpd
("staprun")? This makes sense further because we will want to make it
possible to install only a small subset of systemtap itself on a
deployment machine in order to run a pre-compiled script.
> > Why not "-S [dir]" so that the current directory is the default?
> That is certainly possible [...]
Actually, not really, with getopt. A flag must or must not take a parameter,
otherwise it leads to parsing ambiguities.