[erlang-questions] FreeBSD dtrace-enabled builds

Dave Cottlehuber dch@REDACTED
Wed Feb 11 13:36:40 CET 2015

On Sat, 31 Jan 2015, at 10:02 AM, Dave Cottlehuber wrote:
> Hi,
> On FreeBSD 10.1R amd64, after building a modified lang/erlang port, the
> following alarming warning is displayed. This is the same in the newer
> lang/erlang-runtime17 flavour as well BTW.
> WARNING: number of probes fixed does not match the number of defined
> probes (1001 != 1088, respectively)
> WARNING: some probes might not fire or your program might crash
> Erlang/OTP 17 [erts-6.3] [source] [64-bit] [smp:8:8] [async-threads:64]
> [hipe] [kernel-poll:true] [dtrace]
> Eshell V6.3  (abort with ^G)
> 1>
> No doubt this is in reference the forthcoming zombie apocalypse…
> How serious is this — does anybody have practical experience to relate?
> Any idea on what the problem might be or what I might need to do to fix
> it?
> Assuming this is resolved, what is the practical impact of using a
> dtrace-enabled build in production? Is there likely to be a significant
> performance hit, or is this even foolish from a stability perspective?
> Handwavey answers are entirely appropriate here.
> A+, Dave
> — sent from my Couch

Gently bumping this dtrace thread... any takers?


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