[PATCH 1/4] ptrace: temporary revert the recent ptrace/jobctl rework

Dave Jones davej at redhat.com
Mon Jun 20 17:28:11 UTC 2011

On Mon, Jun 20, 2011 at 10:18:26AM -0700, Josh Stone wrote:
 > On 06/20/2011 09:44 AM, Dave Jones wrote:
 > > What benefit is there in continuing to carry this thing at all ?
 > > Utrace has been an absolute disaster from a merging standpoint.
 > > Even Xen didn't take this long to get upstream.
 > I can't dispute the upstream disappointment, but the obvious benefit is
 > enabling uprobes for systemtap.  There are a growing number of packages
 > building in markers with systemtap-sdt-devel for debugging and tracing,
 > so they will expect a way to hook into these.  Yes, the impending
 > inode-uprobes will be sufficient for this case, but it's a step
 > backwards in other respects as well.

I'm sure both the Fedora systemtap users will be bummed if it stops working,
but the truth is outside of RHEL, and the people who actually work on
systemtap, afaics, no-one gives a damn.


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