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Re: DTrace Comes to Linux

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____/ Chris Ahlstrom on Saturday 08 Oct 2011 12:19 : \____

> Roy Schestowitz wrote this copyrighted missive and expects royalties:
>> DTrace for Linux
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>| Even among Oracle employees, there???s uncertainty about what was announced.
>>| Ed Screven gave us just a couple of bullet points in his keynote; Sergio
>>| Leunissen, the product manager for OEL, didn???t have further details in his
>>| OpenWorld talk beyond it being a beta of limited functionality; and the
>>| entire Solaris team seemed completely taken by surprise.
>> `----
>> http://dtrace.org/blogs/ahl/2011/10/05/dtrace-for-linux-2/
> I'll have to read that.  Wikipedia says "The Linux port of DTrace has
> been available since 2008;[9] work continues actively to enhance and fix
> issues. Standard core providers are available (fbt, syscall, profile),
> plus a special "instr" provider (some of the Solaris providers are
> not yet available). The Linux DTrace implementation is a
> loadable kernel module, which means that the kernel itself doesn't
> have to be modified, and also allows DTrace to avoid CDDL vs. GPL
> licensing conflicts."
>    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DTrace
> Oh, this is Oracle's own version of the port.  Also noted:
>    The DTrace port to Linux is interesting in that Oracle apparently
>    thinks that the CDDL license will make DTrace too toxic for other
>    Linux vendors to touch.

Oracle also did some JavaFX PR recently (2.0 openwashing).

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