NAME | DESCRIPTION | RESOLVING THE ISSUE | SEE ALSO | COLOPHON

WARNING::PROCESS-TRACKING(7stap)            WARNING::PROCESS-TRACKING(7stap)

NAME         top

       warning::process-tracking   -  process-tracking  facilities  are  not
       available

DESCRIPTION         top

       These errors and warnings occur when the kernel systemtap is running
       on lacks support for user-space process tracking facilities.

   COMPILE-TIME ERROR
       The error

              ERROR: user-space process-tracking facilities not available

       occurs when the script contains a uprobes probe point that the cur‐
       rent kernel does not support.

   RUNTIME WARNINGS
       The warning,

              WARNING: process-tracking facilities are not available in this kernel

       and the related message,

              WARNING: cannot track target in process '...'

       both occur at runtime when running on a kernel (generally an older
       version) that has neither utrace functionality nor an acceptable sub‐
       stitute.

       The script should still load and run. However, probes that rely on
       availability of process-tracking facilities will silently fail to
       trigger.

RESOLVING THE ISSUE         top

       If process-tracking functionality is absolutely necessary, either a
       kernel version newer than 3.5 is needed, or an older version must be
       compiled with appropriate utrace patches.

SEE ALSO         top

       stap(1),
       error::reporting(7stap)

COLOPHON         top

       This page is part of the systemtap (a tracing and live-system
       analysis tool) project.  Information about the project can be found
       at ⟨https://sourceware.org/systemtap/⟩.  If you have a bug report for
       this manual page, send it to systemtap@sourceware.org.  This page was
       obtained from the project's upstream Git repository 
       ⟨git://sourceware.org/git/systemtap.git⟩ on 2017-03-13.  If you dis‐
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