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dtrace-stap-book

This repository contains source code for book "Dynamic Tracing with DTrace & SystemTap", example scripts and TSLoad modules used in exercises. It is written on extended version of Markdown (which is implemented by TSDoc subsystem) and uses SCons for building. The only supported backend for building book is HTML.

Contents

This book describes basic principles and languages of dynamic tracing and operating system kernel internals and how they may be exposed with dynamic tracing. Last module of a book is devoted to tracing of userspace applications.

There are 7 exercises in this book that allow you to try yourself in writing tracing scripts and observe mildly interesting aspects of computer systems.

Errors and requests

As I am non-native in English, I would appreciate help in editing. If you see ways to expand or improve book, do not hesitate to register an issue so I can consider putting it in further revisions of book.

License

This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ or send a letter to Creative Commons, 559 Nathan Abbott Way, Stanford, California 94305, USA.