Dtrace as a testing tool?
By John Clingan on Jun 09, 2005
Is anyone out there using Dtrace as a testing tool during the development cycle? While Dtrace is a great debugging/analysis tool, I am wondering if developers are using it as a part of their unit or regression testing.
For example, it seems to me that I can use assertions of some sort (with more context built up than just the entry point) to throw some sort of error condition and have that assertion be defined outside the context of the application in a Dtrace script. In this case, the error condition will be outside the context of the app as well. Might not be the best example, but just thinking out loud.