The Observation Deck

Month: May 2005

Sean McGrath has a

great blog entry

on adding DTrace probes to Python. As Sean points out, this isn’t a
perfect solution — but damn is it cool!
For whatever it’s worth, we’re currently working on
infrastructure that will address many of the problems that Sean discussed;
once completed, this infrastructure will allow for user-level
providers to export the same semantic richness as the stable kernel-level
providers like
io, sched and proc. But as Sean’s work shows,
you can still do very interesting things even with what exists today…


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