[Gllug] Unkillable process
nix at esperi.demon.co.uk
Wed Jul 3 18:14:52 UTC 2002
On Tue, 2 Jul 2002, Alain Williams stipulated:
> Even better, use by 2 favourite debugging tools:
> strace -p pid -- shows system calls
A tool without which Unix is dross :)
> ltrace -p pid -- shows library calls (eg C library)
... for a very, *very* limited set of libraries :(
No, they're merely useful.
For truly brilliant work one must look to Julian Seward's valgrind tool.
strace is fairly obvious given the presence of ptrace(2): there's
nothing very obvious about valgrind's method of operation.
`Nick shipped buggy code!'
`Oh, no dinner for him...'
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