error::process-tracking(7stap) — Linux manual page

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
       current 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 substitute.

       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

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