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Announcing a new utility: ‘trace’

“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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