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systemtap 4.9

GNU/Linux trace/probe tool

SystemTap provides infrastructure to simplify the gathering of information about the running Linux system. This assists diagnosis of a performance or functional problem. SystemTap eliminates the need for the developer to go through the tedious and disruptive instrument, recompile, install, and reboot sequence that may be otherwise required to collect data.

SystemTap provides a simple command line interface and scripting language for writing instrumentation for a live running kernel plus user-space applications. We are publishing samples, as well as enlarging the internal "tapset" script library to aid reuse and abstraction. SystemTap is a tool for complex tasks that may require live analysis, programmable on-line response, and whole-system symbolic access, and can also handle simple tracing jobs.

Installation

Install systemtap 4.9 as follows:

guix install systemtap@4.9

Or install the latest version:

guix install systemtap

You can also install packages in augmented, pure or containerized environments for development or simply to try them out without polluting your user profile. See the guix shell documentation for more information.