[blfs-dev] gdb tests use systemtap

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Thu Sep 17 06:58:39 PDT 2015


Pierre Labastie wrote:
> Hi,
> A few tests in gdb testsuite fail because the header <sys/sdt.h> is not
> found. This header is part of the "systemtap" package, which is not
> referenced in the book. I suggest to add it as optional.
>
> Note: from the NEWS file:
> -------------------
> [...]
> Konsole output
> *** Changes in GDB 7.5
>
> [...]
> Konsole output
> * GDB now has support for SDT (Static Defined Tracing) probes.  Currently,
>   the only implemented backend is for SystemTap probes (<sys/sdt.h>).  You
>   can set a breakpoint using the new "-probe, "-pstap" or "-probe-stap"
>   options and inspect the probe arguments using the new $_probe_arg family
>   of convenience variables.  You can obtain more information about
> SystemTap
>   in <http://sourceware.org/systemtap/>.
> --------------------

That seems reasonable.  Can you please go ahead and add that as an 
optional dependency.

   -- Bruce




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