Optional update for SystemTap
(Last modified: 10OCT2006)
solutions Optional update for SystemTap SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (f1856527fefb7f2060aeb6907f319a09)
Product(s): SUSE SLES 10 for x86
SUSE SLES 10 for IBM POWER
SUSE SLES 10 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
SystemTap as such is fully supported, with the exception of so-called guru mode (which allows arbitrary code to be patched into the kernel, thus invalidating certifications and preventing Novell from supporting such a system).
The primary use of SystemTap is as a debugging tool, so at this point we recommend against permanent SystemTap modules and may request such modules to be disabled when working on technical support requests.
To be able to use SystemTap you need to have the debuginfo pacakges for the kernel installed. The following article shows how to activate the channel for the debuginfo packages within rug or YaST:
How to add the channel for debuginfo packages
rpm -Uvh systemtap.rpm
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