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# Users of Eclipse's CDT tools will be able to select Profile As and select one of several prebuilt SystemTap scripts, or launch a custom script through the script launch Wizard.
 
# Users of Eclipse's CDT tools will be able to select Profile As and select one of several prebuilt SystemTap scripts, or launch a custom script through the script launch Wizard.
# Brief demo video : http://altrez.darktech.org/quickstapgraphdemo.ogg (~ 30 sec)
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# Brief demo video : http://altrez.darktech.org/basicFunctions.ogg (~ 1 min)
  
 
== Dependencies ==
 
== Dependencies ==

Revision as of 15:07, 14 September 2009

Contents

Launch local SystemTap scripts on Eclipse

Summary

GUI for launching custom/preset SystemTap scripts on Eclipse. Also provides a Zest-based graphing interface for graphical views of the user's program.

Owner

  • Name: Charley Wang
  • E-mail: chwang@redhat.com
  • Name: Roland Grunberg
  • E-mail: rgrunber@redhat.com

Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 12
  • Last updated: 2009-08-19
  • Percentage of completion: 93%
  • Has some dependency on status of unprivileged user access in SystemTap

Detailed Description

Allow developers to launch SystemTap scripts on their C/C++ projects directly from Eclipse. Provides a graphical viewing program and special script for generating graphs of specified user programs.

Benefit to Fedora

Makes it easier for developers to use SystemTap, and provides a neat way to graphically profile C/C++ projects developed through Eclipse.

Scope

Adds a small plugin family to Eclipse, which will provide the above functionality.

Test Plan

  1. Run upstream unit tests (mostly already written)

User Experience

  1. Users of Eclipse's CDT tools will be able to select Profile As and select one of several prebuilt SystemTap scripts, or launch a custom script through the script launch Wizard.
  2. Brief demo video : http://altrez.darktech.org/basicFunctions.ogg (~ 1 min)

Dependencies

  • SystemTap translator/driver (version 0.9.8/0.141+) <rpm: systemtap>
  • Eclipse 3.4.1 or greater, with CDT <rpm: eclipse-cdt, eclipse-platform>
  • Eclipse GEF (specifically Zest) <rpm: eclipse-gef>

Contingency Plan

  • Continue without such capability.

Documentation

Release Notes

Users will need to be part of the stapdev group on their machine in order to fully take advantage of SystemTap's offerings.