Errors that occur during pass 5 (execution) can have a variety of
exceptional events during script execution
The systemtap translator and runtime include numerous error
checks that aim to protect the systems and the users from
mistakes or transient conditions. The script may deliberately
call the error() tapset function to signal a problem. Some
memory needed for accessing $context variables may be
temporarily unavailable. Consider using the try/catch
construct to wrap script fragments in exception-handling code.
Consider using the stap --suppress-handler-errors or stap--skip-badvars option.
One of several types of space or time resource limits may be
exceeded by the script, including system overload, too many
tuples to be stored in an array, etc. Some of the error
messages identify the constraint by macro name, which may be
individually raised. Consider using the stap --suppress-handler-errors and/or stap -g --suppress-time-limits options.
Extend or disable individual resource limits using the stap-DSOME_LIMIT=NNNN option.
remote execution server problems
If you use the stap --remote option to direct a systemtap
script to be executed somewhere else, ensure that an SSH
connection may be made to the remote host, and that it has the
current systemtap runtime installed & available.
It is possible that your installation of systemtap was not
correctly installed. For example, the /usr/bin/staprun
program may lack the necessary setuid permissions, or your
invoking userid might not have sufficient privileges (root, or
stapusr and related group memberships). Environment variables
may interfere with locating /usr/libexec/.../stapio.
errors from target program
The program invoked by the stap -c CMD option may exit with a
uncaught exceptions in the target program
When using --runtime=dyninst you may encounter an issue where
the target program aborts with a message like "terminate
called after throwing an instance of 'foo_exception'". This
is unfortunately a limitation of Dyninst, which sometimes
prevents exceptions from properly unwinding through
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