Linked by Adam S on Wed 11th Jun 2008 13:37 UTC
Mac OS X Remember back in January when Sun engineer Adam Leventhal shared that Apple had "crippled" DTrace? Well, it appears that the latest point release of Leopard silently restored DTrace to full function. According to Levanthal, on 10.5.3, the output of DTrace is "exactly what one would expect". DTrace can be used right now on your updated Leopard install.
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a real developers UNIX
by project_2501 on Wed 11th Jun 2008 15:28 UTC
project_2501
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2006-03-20

OS X is shaping up to be a real developers UNIX. With ZFS, full DTRACE, GNU tools, X11 it may become the leading OpenSolaris distribution, beating Project Indiana at its own game! ;)

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RE: a real developers UNIX
by google_ninja on Wed 11th Jun 2008 17:09 UTC in reply to "a real developers UNIX"
google_ninja Member since:
2006-02-05

Solaris is not DTrace or ZFS, let alone GNU or X11 (which don't have anything to do with Sun, let alone solaris)

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RE[2]: a real developers UNIX
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 11th Jun 2008 17:12 UTC in reply to "RE: a real developers UNIX"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Perhaps you should've turned your sarcasm detector on for that one.

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RE[3]: a real developers UNIX
by google_ninja on Wed 11th Jun 2008 17:40 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: a real developers UNIX"
google_ninja Member since:
2006-02-05

Ok, after taking another look i think i just made myself look like an idiot ;-)

Honestly though, its kind of sad that I just assume something that off the wall to be serious...

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Linux port
by Worloch on Wed 11th Jun 2008 17:56 UTC
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2008-06-09

I would love to see a Linux port of DTrace. Why hasn't this happened yet? Would it be to hard to port, licensing issues? I had assumed it was licensing issues, but it appears Apple has done it.

Edited 2008-06-11 17:57 UTC

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RE: Linux port
by aleventhal on Wed 11th Jun 2008 21:47 UTC in reply to "Linux port"
aleventhal Member since:
2005-12-14

In my opinion, it's a lack of will justified by licensing blather. It's almost always easier to talk about why something can't/shouldn't be done than to just do it.

Cue someone telling me why it can't/shouldn't be done...

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RE[2]: Linux port
by DirtyHarry on Thu 12th Jun 2008 20:35 UTC in reply to "RE: Linux port"
DirtyHarry Member since:
2006-01-31

Because of the license issues. It has nothing to do with NIH.

For Linux there's a different tool: SystemTap. It is an open source project, http://sourceware.org/systemtap, started by 'the big guys', but AFAIK it isn't included in any distro by default. The project is a few years old, is actually active ( I checked the git repo ), but I can't tell you what the actual state is...

Harry

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RE: Linux port
by John Blink on Wed 11th Jun 2008 22:48 UTC in reply to "Linux port"
John Blink Member since:
2005-10-11

NIH syndrome?

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RE: Linux port
by ashigabou on Thu 12th Jun 2008 07:01 UTC in reply to "Linux port"
ashigabou Member since:
2005-11-11

I would love to see a Linux port of DTrace. Why hasn't this happened yet? Would it be to hard to port, licensing issues? I had assumed it was licensing issues, but it appears Apple has done it.


Mac OS X and Linux do not have the same license, so saying that Mac OS X (or FreeBSD) has it is not an argument to say there is no problem for linux to get it (from a licensing POV).

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DTrace is committed to FreeBSD 8.0-CURRENT
by Arabian on Wed 11th Jun 2008 19:33 UTC
Arabian
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2007-01-23

Funded by Y!, And yea it rocks

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i'll be pissed
by renhoek on Wed 11th Jun 2008 21:26 UTC
renhoek
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2007-04-29

[sorry, wrong thread, please mod down/remove]

Edited 2008-06-11 21:28 UTC

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