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Date:	Mon, 14 Jul 2008 20:12:02 -0400
From:	Mathieu Desnoyers <>
Subject: LTTng 0.10 for kernel 2.6.26


I just released LTTng kernel tracer 0.10 for kernel 2.6.26. The new
userspace markers now have a brand new package, which includes the
linker script for x86 32 and 64 bits and example code and Makefile,
available at :

As always, the kernel patches are available at :

The userspace tracing control tool :

The trace viewer :

There is currently limited userspace tracing support :

- It traces through a system call
- It records a string taken from the syscall parameter to the kernel
  event "userspace_string". It's not as compact as the kernel binary
  format, but it "does the job" for now. Other type support are WIP.
- The markers userspace object, linked with the binary, adds a section
  to describe the markers and new constructors/destructors to register
  the markers to the kernel.
- It supports instrumentation of libraries and executables.
- It is currently limited to activation of system-wide tracepoints. The
  easiest way to activate them is to have them registered when
  ltt-armalluser is executed. It will automatically find them through
  /proc and enable them system-wide. They will then be automatically
  activated for all new processes created which register these markers.
- It is better to tell yourself to /proc/ltt to activate the named
  markers if you plan to run a program which has a short execution time,
  because they would have to be enabled before they are listed in /proc.
  See the ltt-armalluser script as an example; just put your own marker
  name instead.

Feedback is welcome.

See the version compatibility list for details :
And follow the quickstart guide for instructions about how to install
and use the tools.


Mathieu Desnoyers
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