[lttng-dev] [RELEASE] LTTng-modules 2.9.0 (Linux kernel tracer)

Mathieu Desnoyers mathieu.desnoyers at efficios.com
Tue Nov 29 22:42:40 UTC 2016

This is the official announcement of the release of LTTng-modules 2.9.0.
Release name: Joannès.

The LTTng modules provide Linux kernel tracing capability to the LTTng
2.9 tracer toolset.

New and Noteworthy for LTTng-modules 2.9:

* Various performance improvements. Tested on x86-64 and ARM32.
* Add bitfield, enumeration, variant, structure, compound
  array/sequence types.
* Add custom field support.
* IPv4, IPv6, and TCP header data is now traced with the net_.
* Implement select, pselect6, poll, ppoll, epoll_wait, epoll_pwait,
  epoll_ctl, detailed system call tracing.
* The accept4() system call payload detail is now traced on x86-64.
* New "i2c" instrumentation. We introduce the module parameter
  "extract_sensitive_payload" for this probe. It is disabled by
  default. When enabled, it allows tracing i2c payload information
  which may contain sensitive data (e.g. keystrokes).
* When lttng-modules gets built into the kernel image, select
  TRACEPOINTS rather than depending on it.

Project website: http://lttng.org
Documentation: http://lttng.org/docs
Download link: http://lttng.org/download

The release name "Joannès" is named after a Berliner Weisse style
beer from the Trèfle Noir microbrewery in Rouyn-Noranda. It is a
tangy beer with a distinct pink dress and intense fruit flavor,
thanks to the presence of fresh blackcurrant grown in Témiscamingue.


2016-11-29 (National Square Dance Day) LTTng modules 2.9.0
        * Performance: add missing unlikely in reserve
        * Fix: preemptible and migratable context error handling

Mathieu Desnoyers
EfficiOS Inc.

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