[lttng-dev] how to generate CTF metadata

Philippe Proulx eeppeliteloop at gmail.com
Sun Mar 15 17:31:06 EDT 2015

On Sun, Mar 15, 2015 at 5:25 PM, Dominik Taborsky <bremby at seznam.cz> wrote:
> Hello,
> I am working on a project that involves generating CTF metadata, but I am
> unsure about how to proceed. I am not sure about how to get information
> about types,

What "types" are you talking about exactly? What are you intending to
write to binary streams?


> i.e. their size, signedness, alignment and possibly other. I
> know this information can be gathered from DWARF. Is that the primary way to
> do this? Is there any other, reasonable way? Can you point me at some code
> that does this? How does the LTTng linux kernel module work?
> Thanks.
> Dominik
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