[blfs-dev] gdb tests use systemtap

Pierre Labastie pierre.labastie at neuf.fr
Thu Sep 17 08:40:40 PDT 2015


On 17/09/2015 15:58, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> 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
>
>
OK Thanks.

Pierre


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