Tuesday, August 08, 2006

DTrace in Mac OS

Thanks to Alan Coopersmith I've just learned that DTrace will be part of MacOS X Leopard.

Mac OS Leopard Xcode:

Track down problems

When you need a bit more help in debugging, Xcode 3.0 offers an extraordinary new program, Xray. Taking its interface cues from timeline editors such as GarageBand, now you can visualize application performance like nothing you’ve seen before. Add different instruments so you can instantly see the results of code analyzers. Truly track read/write actions, UI events, and CPU load at the same time, so you can more easily determine relationships between them. Many such Xray instruments leverage the open source DTrace, now built into Mac OS X Leopard. Xray. Because it’s 2006.

btw: such a GUI tool would be useful for many Solaris admins too

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