STAP(7)               Miscellaneous Information Manual               STAP(7)

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       stappaths - systemtap configurable file paths

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       This manual page was generated for systemtap 3.3.  The following
       section will list the main paths in systemtap that are important to
       know and may be required to reference.

              The directory for the standard probe-alias / function tapset
              library, unless overridden by the SYSTEMTAP_TAPSET environment
              variable or the XDG_DATA_DIRS environment variable.  These are
              described in the stapprobes(3stap), probe::*(3stap), and
              function::*(3stap) manual pages.

              The runtime sources, unless overridden by the
              SYSTEMTAP_RUNTIME environment variable.

              The auxiliary program supervising module loading, interaction,
              and unloading.

              The auxiliary program for module input and output handling.

              Location of the <sys/sdt.h> headers.

       Kernel debuginfo Path: /usr/lib/debug/lib/modules/$(uname -r)/
              The location of kernel debugging information when packaged
              into the kernel-debuginfo RPM, unless overridden by the
              SYSTEMTAP_DEBUGINFO_PATH environment variable.  The default
              value for this variable is +:.debug:/usr/lib/debug:build.
              elfutils searches vmlinux in this path and it interprets the
              path as a base directory of which various subdirectories will
              be searched for finding debuginfo for the kernel, kernel
              modules, and user-space binaries.  By default, systemtap will
              also look for vmlinux in these locations:

              /boot/vmlinux-`uname -r`
              /lib/modules/`uname -r`/vmlinux
              /lib/modules/`uname -r`/vmlinux.debug
              /lib/modules/`uname -r`/build/vmlinux
              /lib/modules/`uname -r`/.debug/vmlinux.debug
              /usr/lib/debug/lib/modules/`uname -r`/vmlinux.debug
              /var/cache/abrt-di/usr/debug/lib/modules/`uname -r`/
              /var/cache/abrt-di/usr/lib/debug/lib/modules/`uname -r`/vmlinux.debug

              Corresponding source files are usually located under
              /usr/src/debug/.  Further file information on user-space ap‐
              plications can be determined per-basis using rpm -ql <pack‐
              age>-debuginfo. For supported user-space applications informa‐
              tion please visit the systemtap wiki.

              Systemtap data directory for cached systemtap files, unless
              overridden by the SYSTEMTAP_DIR environment variable.

              Temporary directory for systemtap files, including translated
              C code and kernel object.

              The location of kernel module building infrastructure.

              Examples with greater detail can be found here. Each example
              comes with a .txt or .meta file explaining what the example,
              sample or demo does and how it is ordinarily run.  See also

              User's server-side SSL certificate database. If SYSTEMTAP_DIR
              is not set, the default is $HOME/.systemtap.

              User's private client-side SSL certificate database. If SYS‐
              TEMTAP_DIR is not set, the default is $HOME/.systemtap.

              Global client-side SSL certificate database.

              staprun's trusted signer certificate database.

              stap-server service global configuration file.

              stap-server service configuration files for default servers.

              stap-server service default location of status files for run‐
              ning servers.

              stap-server service default log file.

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