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We've compiled a list of 8 free and paid alternatives to SystemTap. The primary competitors include VWO Fullstack, ltrace. In addition to these, users also draw comparisons between SystemTap and ftrace, DTrace, perf. Also you can look at other similar options here: Application Development Software, Application Development Platforms.


VWO Fullstack
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Effortlessly trial and implement intricate features with VWO FullStack. It offers server-side adaptability for diverse experiments with in-depth segmentation, ensuring optimal performance and consistent user experiences across channels.

ltrace
Free Open Source

ltrace intercepts and records dynamic library calls which are called by an executed process and the...

ftrace
Free Open Source

A function tracer for the Linux kernel.

DTrace
Free Open Source

DTrace is a performance analysis and troubleshooting tool for Solaris, Mac OS X and FreeBSD.

perf
Free Open Source

Instrument CPU performance counters, tracepoints, kprobes, and uprobes (dynamic tracing).

strace
Free Open Source

Trace system calls and signals. A diagnostic, debugging and instructional userspace utility.

ktap
Free Open Source

A script-based dynamic tracing tool for Linux.

ktrace
Free Open Source

Kernel process trace logging for the individual processes.

SystemTap provides instrumentation for a live running kernel and user-space applications.

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SystemTap Overview

SystemTap provides free software (GPL) infrastructure to simplify the gathering of information about the running Linux system. This assists diagnosis of a performance or functional problem. SystemTap eliminates the need for the developer to go through the tedious and disruptive instrument, recompile, install, and reboot sequence that may be otherwise required to collect data.

SystemTap provides a simple command line interface and scripting language for writing instrumentation for a live running kernel plus user-space applications. We are publishing samples, as well as enlarging the internal "tapset" script library to aid reuse and abstraction.

Among other tracing/probing tools, SystemTap is the tool of choice for complex tasks that may require live analysis, programmable on-line response, and whole-system symbolic access. SystemTap can also handle simple tracing jobs.

SystemTap Platforms

Linux

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