Fedora 15 Systemtap 1.5
This feature brings systemtap 1.5 to Fedora 15.
- Name: Frank Ch. Eigler
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Targeted release: Fedora 15 (and its Feature List)
- Last updated: 2011-03-28
- Percentage of completion: 66.624%
- PCP integration code due in next few weeks.
By F15's beta deadline, we anticipate releasing systemtap 1.5. This feature is for its inclusion in Fedora.
Benefit to Fedora
"Syncing with upstream keeps Fedora current. This is part of regular package maintenance."
The fedora portion of this work is simply ensuring that upstream systemtap continues to work against rawhide fedora, and that any build requisites remain compatible. To this end, we intend to build periodic snapshots of the in-progress 1.5 tree into rawhide.
How To Test
Systemtap includes an optional systemtap-testsuite RPM, which contains a dejagnu-based bucket of a few thousand tests. A "sudo make -C /usr/share/systemtap/testsuite installcheck" invokes it.
For the improved remote-probing, we anticipate a user interface extension such as
stap --remote=HOST1 --remote=HOST2 --remote=USER@HOST3 -e 'script'
We haven't worked out the details of how the PCP integration should look yet.
A newer version of PCP will be needed for systemtap interoperation. Discussion with its maintainers is in progress.
Non-completion will result in the recently-released (current rawhide) systemtap version 1.4 being used in F15.
Systemtap includes a suite of man pages and book-length documentation, which will be updated to include any new features.
Release notes for 1.5 will be composed with the upstream release.