strace

Richard Gaskin ambassador at fourthworld.com
Sat Oct 13 17:37:27 CDT 2012


At my local Linux User Group meeting this last Thursday the main 
presentation was on strace, which I had previously known nothing about 
but now find it fascinating.

strace lets you log calls between a given application and the kernel, 
with a variety of flags to govern the formatting of the output.

I can imagine times when this may be useful in submitting bug reports on 
the Linux LiveCode engine.

Have any of you Linux fans found strace useful in tracking down engine bugs?

If so, please feel free to post the BZ# here or in an email to me 
offlist, along with any details you want to provide, and I may put 
together a brief tutorial on using strace for the LiveCode Journal site.

TIA -

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