[Python-Dev] DTRACE support

Xavier Morel catch-all at masklinn.net
Fri Sep 6 21:50:38 CEST 2013

On 2013-09-06, at 19:05 , Antoine Pitrou wrote:

> On Fri, 06 Sep 2013 18:14:26 +0200
> Jesus Cea <jcea at jcea.es> wrote:
>>> Right now, I agree with Charles-François: your patch is too
>>> intrusive.
>> It is intrusive. Yes. I think it must be, by its own nature. Probably
>> room for improvement and code transparency. But... are Python-DEVs
>> interested in the project?. That is the point :)
> Well, I'm not *personally* interested in anything that only addresses
> Solaris, OS X and the like :)

For what it's worth, there's also a linux port and oracle's distro has
dtrace support.

> And, no, it doesn't have to be *that* intrusive. Take a look at Dave
> Malcolm's systemtap patch, which IIRC takes a much more sensible
> approach.

Is there a possibility of compatibility there, using the same
placeholders for a --with-dtrace and --with-systemtap build?

Jesus seems to instrument more points than Dave, but the extra points
could just be defined to nothing in the systemtap implementation.

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