strace "all" mask is not all

Corinna Vinschen
Mon Aug 27 14:55:00 GMT 2018

On Aug 26 06:56, Steven Penny wrote:
> Apologies if I am doing something wrong, but it appears that the "all" mnemonic
> for strace doesnt actually perform as advertised. At a minimum, it appears it
> is missing "malloc":
>    $ strace -m all true | wc -l
>    223
>    $ strace -m all,malloc true | wc -l
>    306
> I could understand if this might be intentional, maybe "malloc" adds a lot of
> noise. but if that is the case i feel that "all" should be renamed to "default"
> or similar, with an explanation of what "default" actually is. then perhaps a
> true "all" could be added as well. ?


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