The Irregular X11 DTrace Companion: Issue 2
By Alanc-Oracle on Jun 11, 2007
In response to a Solaris 10 7/07 beta tester question last week, I updated the Xserver provider for DTrace web page to point out that besides the original method of patching the Xorg sources and rebuilding, pre-built binaries are now included directly in Solaris...
Getting an X server with DTrace probes built in
The Xserver dtrace providers are now included in the regular X server binaries (including Xorg, Xsun, Xvfb, Xephyr, Xnest, & Xprt) in recent Solaris releases, including:
- Solaris 10 with these patches:
- Solaris 10 7/07 Beta and later
- Solaris Express Community Edition: Nevada Build 53 and later
- Solaris Express Developer Edition: 2/07 and later
For those who still want to build from source, the provider is integrated into the X.Org git master repository for the Xserver 1.4 release, planned to be released in August 2007 with X11R7.3, and into the OpenSolaris X code base for Nevada builds 53 and later.