RFC: Strace mask mnemonics / ORing

Christopher Faylor cgf@redhat.com
Tue Oct 30 18:11:00 GMT 2001


On Tue, Oct 30, 2001 at 01:36:51PM +0100, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>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...

And, a comma separated list, please...

cgf



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