ERROR::INODE-UPROBES(7stap)                      ERROR::INODE-UPROBES(7stap)

NAME         top

       error::inode-uprobes - limitations of inode-uprobes

DESCRIPTION         top

       The uprobes kernel facility introduced in Linux 3.5 aims to supplant
       the earlier out-of-tree utrace patch to enable user-space probing.
       There have been some functional limitations in inode-uprobes that
       preclude some systemtap constructs.  Over time, we hope these
       regressions will be corrected.

       function.return probes
              process.function().return probes require "return-probes" or
              "uretprobes" functionality, which was not implemented in the
              builtin inode-uprobes until kernel 3.10.  If you cannot
              upgrade your kernel, consider using process.statement() probes
              placed on source line numbers at the function's return

       function.statement.absolute probes
              In utrace-equipped kernels, systemtap made it possible to
              address probes by literal addresses in the process virtual
              memory address space.  The new inode-uprobes does not have
              this capability.

SEE ALSO         top

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