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TraceFS: The Newest Linux File-System

Jan 21, 2015, 11:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Larabel)

There has been complaints that tracing is tied too much to debugfs, as there are systems that would like to perform tracing, but do not mount debugfs for security reasons. That is because any subsystem may use debugfs for debugging, and these interfaces are not always tested for security.

Creating a new tracefs that the tracing directory will now be attached to allows system admins the ability to access the tracing directory without the need to mount debugfs.

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