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Robert LorOct 26, 2007 8:27 am 
Adam LeventhalOct 26, 2007 8:44 am 
Steve PetersOct 26, 2007 10:08 am 
Adam LeventhalOct 26, 2007 10:38 am 
Jarod JensonOct 26, 2007 11:57 am 
Robert LorOct 26, 2007 1:38 pm 
Adam LeventhalOct 26, 2007 2:26 pm 
Robert LorOct 26, 2007 2:51 pm 
Adam LeventhalOct 26, 2007 3:27 pm 
Adam LeventhalOct 27, 2007 9:39 am 
James McIlreeOct 29, 2007 1:43 pm 
Adam LeventhalOct 29, 2007 4:48 pm 
James McIlreeOct 29, 2007 5:44 pm 
Adam LeventhalOct 30, 2007 6:16 pm 
Steve PetersOct 31, 2007 9:17 am 
Adam LeventhalOct 31, 2007 9:22 am 
Robert LorNov 2, 2007 1:36 pm 
James McIlreeNov 5, 2007 11:51 am 
Robert LorNov 5, 2007 2:37 pm 
Subject:[dtrace-discuss] Missing -G flag in OSX Dtrace port
From:Steve Peters (
Date:Oct 26, 2007 10:08:58 am

On Oct 26, 2007, at 8:44 AM, Adam Leventhal wrote:

It's especially odd that they've chosen to support the -h option, but not the -G option -- I'm not to what purpose one could put the generated header file. Perhaps the Apple folks could comment?

The Mac OS X "dtrace -h" emits all the information required for successfully linking a USDT probe by the rest of the toolchain. On Mac OS X "dtrace -G" is superfluous. For historical reasons "-G" was disabled early on in the bring up. We'll take a bug to re-introduce "- G" as a no-op with a warning message.

See the section "BUILDING CODE CONTAINING USDT PROBES" in the Leopard dtrace(1) man page.

Static probes work very nicely on Mac OS X (thank you!) A number of our frameworks ship with "Is Enabled" static probes in Leopard.


On Fri, Oct 26, 2007 at 10:27:25AM -0500, Robert Lor wrote:

Anyone know why -G flag is not supported in the Dtrace port in Leopard? This makes the dtrace cmd in Leopard incompatible with that on Solaris, and it's already causing problem with PostgreSQL.


Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2007 07:30:10 +0000 (GMT) From: Lee Packham <lpackham at> Subject: [BUGS] BUG #3699: Fails to compile DTrace Support To: pgsql-bugs at X-Mailing-List: pgsql-bugs

The following bug has been logged online:

Bug reference: 3699 Logged by: Lee Packham Email address: lpackham at PostgreSQL version: 8.2.5 Operating system: OSX Leopard Description: Fails to compile DTrace Support Details:

I have built a patch to enable a working DTrace on OSX with Postgres 8.2.5. Basically the problem is that the dtrace command on OSX doesn't have the -G parameter - so you have to use the newer -h method to produce a header file.

I have put the patch on my blog.

Hope this is of use to you guys.


Lee Packham

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