SystemTap provides instrumentation for a live running kernel and user-space applications.
- Free • Open Source
What is SystemTap?
SystemTap provides free software (GPL) infrastructure to simplify the gathering of information about the running Linux system. This assists diagnosis of a performance or functional problem. SystemTap eliminates the need for the developer to go through the tedious and disruptive instrument, recompile, install, and reboot sequence that may be otherwise required to collect data.
SystemTap provides a simple command line interface and scripting language for writing instrumentation for a live running kernel plus user-space applications. We are publishing samples, as well as enlarging the internal "tapset" script library to aid reuse and abstraction.
Among other tracing/probing tools, SystemTap is the tool of choice for complex tasks that may require live analysis, programmable on-line response, and whole-system symbolic access. SystemTap can also handle simple tracing jobs.
- Developer Tools
CategoriesDevelopment • OS & Utilities
Recent user activities on SystemTap
- ab1 added SystemTap as alternative(s) to Process Monitor
- AlternativeSteve added ftrace as an alternative to SystemTap
- AlternativeSteve added perf as an alternative to SystemTap
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