Getting started with SystemTap on Oracle Linux

This blog describes the installation procedure for SystemTap on UEK systems and provides an introduction on how to use SystemTap’s scripts for tracing events or debugging problems in the Linux kernel on a live system. The information presented here is just a fraction of what SystemTap can do. The goal for this blog is to introduce you to SystemTap’s common features that are used daily to debug problems in UEK kernels and also to provide enough information to facilitate exploring SystemTap’s capability further.