[lsb-discuss] LSB interface addition discussion

Joseph Kowalski jek3 at sun.com
Tue Jun 10 22:22:14 PDT 2008

Theodore Tso wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 09, 2008 at 08:40:36AM -0400, Robert Schweikert wrote:
>> My comments:
>>> 1664: ptrace
>> Very useful
> Useful for *whom* and *wy*?  Which ISV applications are using ptrace,
> and why?  I can see why the Intel Debugger might need it, but I'm
> really at a loss why Mathmatica Player, DB2 Express, and Google
> Desktop Linux (for example) need ptrace.
> Ptrace is highly architecture specific, so its not going to be trivial
> to specify.  So if there is some subset which is actually needed by
> most ISV applications (and I'm not sure if we should try to support
> debuggers as LSB apps), maybe that might make it easier for us to
> support that subset.

I'm just a voice from the gallery, but I had that same question about 
several of these proposed additions.  Many seem to only focus on 
developer tools.

- jek3

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