[erlang-patches] DTrace patch, review draft 3, 27 Nov revision

Henrik Nord <>
Mon Nov 28 12:19:01 CET 2011

On 11/27/2011 09:10 AM, Scott Lystig Fritchie wrote:
> Hej, hi, I've got another draft of the DTrace review patch.  It's still
> on the same repo (git://github.com/slfritchie/otp) and same branch
> (dtrace-review3).
> The old head for the previous version of the dtrace-review patch was
> 4242b9c0eca65b767eabcc192d980fa3754d5b33.  The new head for that branch
> is 2913fb96db4ab35776bd4c11afd82b494f554689.
> I hope that I've covered all of the review comments since the last
> draft.  The exceptions are related to comments about adding overhead to
> the prim_file.erl<->efile_drv.c driver protocol and adding extra
> data/vars/struct members of various parts of efile_drv.c: I've done
> nothing, pending replies to my replies late last week.
> Using "git diff 4242b9c0eca65b767eabcc192d980fa3754d5b33..dtrace-review3"
> ought to show what's changed between the last draft and the new forced
> push.  I've reviewed each of the 3 email messages&  their requested
> changes, compared them to the diff, and all seem to be addressed.
> (Except for the exceptions noted above.)  I hope the barley beer isn't
> interfering too much with the review.  :-)
> I'm not 100% certain if I've managed to address all of the
> set-but-unused variables that were initially commented up: I made a
> single pass after looking at some GCC 4.5 output, adding
> ERTS_DECLARE_DUMMY() macros at various places, but I don't know if I
> found 100% of the ones that the DTrace code touches.  There are many
> more for code that I haven't modified, so I left them alone.
> I hope I've fixed all of the Windows problems.  If not, please yell at
> me ASAP with the bitter details.
> There is one problem that I'm aware of at the moment: on my Solaris 10
> box, attempts to use the following when DTrace is enabled:
>      ok = dtrace:init().
>      dtrace:p(42).
> ... will cause a core dump.  There's some problem with the linker that I
> don't understand yet.  This branch is full of so many changes, and the
> code freeze is coming soon, that I'll try to investigate this problem on
> Sunday 27 November and see what I can see.
> -Scott
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I will get the new version cooking here in 'pu'.

/Henrik Nord Erlang/OTP

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