[ltt-dev] Feedback on the lttng.org website

Mathieu Desnoyers compudj at krystal.dyndns.org
Wed Jul 8 15:10:53 EDT 2009

* Gregory Haskins (gregory.haskins at gmail.com) wrote:
> Gregory Haskins wrote:
> > Mathieu Desnoyers wrote:
> >   
> >> * Gregory Haskins (gregory.haskins at gmail.com) wrote:
> >>   
> >>     
> >>> I am thinking this can all be done as a live-cd anyway, which would be
> >>> compatible with everything (qemu, kvm, bare-metal, whatever).  We can
> >>> include a .pdf (or something) that pops up when the system boots (I
> >>> already have it so it auto-logs into the "lttng-demo" account.
> >>>
> >>> BTW: I've talked to the studio devs and I now know how to fix the kernel
> >>> issue.  So I am going to try to get a 2.6.30 based kernel (patched with
> >>> LTT, of course) installed into the image.
> >>>
> >>>     
> >>>       
> >> Great !
> >>
> >> As soon as you have this, we'll add a link on the lttng website and
> >> create a news entry.
> >>   
> >>     
> >
> > Ok, I have it all running properly now.  Unfortunately there is an issue
> > with aufs+v2.6.30 such that I could not use a live-cd image, so I had to
> > use a vmware image for now.
> I just realized that I can also build a plain "disk-image" (in addition
> to vmware or live-cd types), and I have a sneaking suspicion that this
> image may be more directly KVM friendly.  Therefore, let me test out
> this option before we post the vmdk based link.

OK, I'll wait to hear from you. Indeed, the easier it get for people to
just run a single command to boot it, the most attractive it will

We could even advertise more widely the fact that people can try to
reproduce their problem within this VM to allow them to use LTTng
without the trouble of recompiling their own kernel.

Kind of our own tracing-enhancing mini-distro. ;)


> -Greg

Mathieu Desnoyers
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