Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 17th Jan 2007 00:19 UTC
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris Sun Microsystems is set to license OpenSolaris under the upcoming GNU GPLv3 in addition to the existing Common Development and Distribution License, sources close to the company have told eWEEK. "The next version of Solaris will include things like GNU Userland, which is already being attempted with OpenSolaris, while open-source solutions from other communities for things like package management also look very promising. Dual-licensing OpenSolaris with GPLv3 could make this even easier," said a source who declined to be named.
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RE[5]: oh no
by jamesd on Wed 17th Jan 2007 16:25 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: oh no"
jamesd
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"Linux has system tap, which is more or less a clone of (and otherwise inspired by) DTrace."

a clone that is unstable, harder to write scripts for, and lack the main features that users need to make use of it. If you monitor there mailing list you will see that new bug reports are added daily usually involving a system crashes.

Systemtap does not have userland probes yet, they have been promising them for 2 years now, but still no userland probes, you can't even get a userland stacktrace currently.

Turns out that systemtap developers love devoping simple low level features that just add to bloat, and help only kernel coders, they are dragging their feet on the userland probes.

While Systemtap is generating bug reports, DTrace is generating bug fixes and statistics about running systems.

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