[Python-Dev] DTRACE support

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Fri Sep 6 17:41:11 CEST 2013


Le Fri, 06 Sep 2013 17:08:23 +0200,
Jesus Cea <jcea at jcea.es> a écrit :
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> As far as I know, Erlang, Ruby, PHP, Perl, etc., support Dtrace.
> Python is embarrasingly missing from this list.
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> Some examples:
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> <http://crypt.codemancers.com/posts/2013-04-16-profile-ruby-apps-dtrace-part1/>
> <http://www.phpdeveloper.org/news/18859>
> <http://www.erlang.org/doc/apps/runtime_tools/DTRACE.html>
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> I have spend a very long time on a patch for Dtrace support in most
> platforms with dtrace available. Currently working under Solaris and
> derivatives, and MacOS X. Last time I checked, it would crash FreeBSD
> because bugs in the dtrace port, but that was a long time ago.
> 
> I would like to push this to Python 3.4, and the window is going to be
> closed soon, so I think this is the time to ask for opinions and
> support here.

You should start by addressing review comments:
http://bugs.python.org/issue13405#msg151751

Right now, I agree with Charles-François: your patch is too intrusive.

Regards

Antoine.




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