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 on 2017-03-13 for systemtap 3.2.  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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