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Announcing a new utility: 'trace'

Nov 17, 2010, 22:35 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Thomas Gleixner)

"We are pleased to announce a new tracing tool called 'trace'.

"This tool follows up on Linus's (not so) recent observations that Linux tracing is still not really offering good tracing tools to ordinary users. There's no easy to use workflow and the tools that exist are not expressive enough to solve everyday problem.

"After years of efforts we have not succeeded in meeting (let alone exceeding) the utility of decades-old user-space tracing tools such as strace - except for a few new good tools such as PowerTop and LatencyTop.

"'trace' is our shot at improving the situation: it aims at providing a simple to use and straightforward tracing tool based on the perf infrastructure and on the well-known perf profiling workflow:"

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