RFC: Strace mask mnemonics / ORing

Corinna Vinschen vinschen@redhat.com
Tue Oct 30 04:36:00 GMT 2001

On Tue, Oct 30, 2001 at 06:27:13AM -0600, Gary R. Van Sickle wrote:
> Would the addition of mnemonic support and/or ORing in the message filter
> mask of strace be useful to people?  I'm thinking along the lines of:
>   strace -m syscall+malloc+thread ....
> I could see this being useful for setting up aliases etc and not having to
> worry if you got the hex looked up and ORed correctly; but I'm sure there
> are a lot heavier users of strace than me here, so I figured I'd ask if this
> was a solution looking for a problem or if it would actually be worthwhile.

Sounds good, IMO.  Perhaps together with a nice --help output...


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