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11.3. Additional Resources
A detailed description of SystemTap and its features is beyond the scope of this book. For more information, see the resources listed below.
- stap(1) — The manual page for the
stapcommand provides detailed information on its usage, as well as references to other related manual pages. To display the manual page for the version included in Red Hat Developer Toolset, type:
scl enable devtoolset-4 'man stap'
- staprun(8) — The manual page for the
stapruncommand provides detailed information on its usage. To display the manual page for the version included in Red Hat Developer Toolset, type:
scl enable devtoolset-4 'man staprun'
- SystemTap Tapset Reference Manual — HTML documentation on the most common tapset definitions is located at
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 SystemTap Beginners Guide and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 SystemTap Beginners Guide — The SystemTap Beginners Guides for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7 provide an introduction to SystemTap and its usage.
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 SystemTap Tapset Reference and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 SystemTap Tapset Reference — The SystemTap Tapset Reference for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7 provides further details about SystemTap.
- The SystemTap Documentation — The official SystemTap documentation provides further documentation on SystemTap, as well as numerous examples of SystemTap scripts.
- Section B.5, “Changes in SystemTap” provides a comprehensive list of features and improvements over the version of SystemTap distributed in the previous release of Red Hat Developer Toolset.
- Chapter 1, Red Hat Developer Toolset provides an overview of Red Hat Developer Toolset and more information on how to install it on your system.
- Chapter 12, Valgrind explains how to use Valgrind to profile applications and detect memory errors and memory management problems, such as the use of uninitialized memory, improper allocation and freeing of memory, and the use of improper arguments in system calls.
- Chapter 13, OProfile explains how to use OProfile to determine which sections of code consume the greatest amount of CPU time and why.
- Chapter 14, Dyninst documents how to use the Dyninst library to instrument a user-space executable.