[linux-elitists] OpenSolaris

Greg KH greg@kroah.com
Fri Nov 18 15:54:46 PST 2005

On Sat, Nov 19, 2005 at 10:19:55AM +1100, Jeff Waugh wrote:
> dtrace is exceptional for administrators as well as developers, given that
> its chief design aim was production analysis. Systemtap is being developed
> for Linux, but it's very much a derivative idea without a lot of attention
> paid to the benefits of the first.

Systemtap comes from kprobes, which came from dprobes, which has been
around for over 5 years now for Linux.  To claim it's a "derivative
idea" is not being very fair to it :)

And yes, dtrace is probably pretty nice for administrators, which
systemtap isn't really for at all.  But there's no reason that someone
can't enhance it to work just as well, they just have to make the effort
to do so, which is probably lacking...

> It is wonderful to have Sun kicking Linux up the arse with some innovative,
> useful and *OPEN SOURCE* technologies. :-)

Heh, and for all those things that Linux kicks Sun's arse on, those
don't count?


greg k-h

More information about the linux-elitists mailing list