DTrace your Macintosh

From the OSX Leopard sneak peek:

When you need a bit more help in debugging, Xcode 3.0 offers an extraordinary new program, Xray. Taking its interface cues from timeline editors such as GarageBand, now you can visualize application performance like nothing you’ve seen before. Add different instruments so you can instantly see the results of code analyzers. Truly track read/write actions, UI events, and CPU load at the same time, so you can more easily determine relationships between them. Many such Xray instruments leverage the open source DTrace, now built into Mac OS X Leopard.

Cool or what? Now, if they'll just open source their GUI so we can reciprocate by including it in OpenSolaris... :)

Comments:

Yeah, some other bits looked familiar to me as well. Nice of Apple to OpenSolaris.org so many name checks during the announcement of all this stuff :-/

Posted by Tim Foster on August 07, 2006 at 04:16 PM GMT+00:00 #

Hmm yes... there were rumours a few months ago that Apple might use ZFS for Leopard, but I never tied the two together. (Not that they've actually said that they are using ZFS, AFAIK, but I guess they've had a pretty good look at it, at least.)

Posted by Calum Benson on August 07, 2006 at 05:05 PM GMT+00:00 #

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I am an Interaction Designer in the Systems Experience Design team, arriving at Oracle via Sun where I've worked since 2000. I currently work on sysadmin user experience projects for Solaris. Formerly I worked on open source Solaris desktop projects such as GNOME, NWAM and IPS.

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