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Dynamic Probes and Generalised Kernel Hooks Interface for Linux

@inproceedings{Moore2000DynamicPA,
  title={Dynamic Probes and Generalised Kernel Hooks Interface for Linux},
  author={Richard J. Moore},
  booktitle={Annual Linux Showcase \& Conference},
  year={2000}
}
  • Richard J. Moore
  • Published in
    Annual Linux Showcase…
    10 October 2000
  • Computer Science
Dynamic Probes (Dprobes)[1] is a generic and pervasive system debugging facility that will operate under the most extreme software conditions such as debugging a deep rooted operating system problems in a live environment. For example, page-manager bugs in the kernel or perhaps user or system problems that will not re-create easily in either a lab or production environment. For such inaccessible problem scenarios Dprobes not only offers a technique for gathering diagnostic information but has a… 

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