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Re: [PATCH] Linux Markers 0.4 (+dynamic probe loader) for 2.6.17


On Thu, 21 Sep 2006, Ingo Molnar wrote:

> It affects all tracers: SystemTap/LKST has to adapt to such a scheme 
> too, because currently there's no markup scheme in the kernel. So this 
> is not something 'against' LTT, but something /for/ a unified landscape 
> of tracers. (and as i mentioned it before, it will be easy for you to 
> offer a simple "LTT speedup patch", which distros and the upstream 
> kernel can consider separately. But it must be /optional/.)

Out of curiosity: How exactly would it hurt this unifiation, if you left 
some of the implementation details simply to the archs?

> So far i have not seen any real arguments against this simple but 
> fundamental upstream requirement which i pointed out for v0.1 already.

It's funny, after reality sets in, I'll get exactly what I asked for in 
the first place, now I only have to figure out a way to do this without 
getting insulted by almost everyone...

bye, Roman

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