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Bug#402076: ITP: blktrace -- block layer IO tracing

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Bas Zoetekouw <bas@debian.org>

* Package name    : blktrace
  Version         : x.y.z
  Upstream Author : Jens Axboe <axboe@suse.de>
* URL             : http://brick.kernel.dk/snaps/
* License         : GPL 2 or later
  Programming Lang: C
  Description     : block layer IO tracing

blktrace is a block layer IO tracing mechanism which provides detailed
information about request queue operations up to user space. There are
three major components that are provided:

  \item[Kernel patch] A patch to the Linux kernel which includes the
  kernel event logging interfaces, and patches to areas within the block
  layer to emit event traces. If you run a 2.6.17-rc1 or newer kernel,
  you don't need to patch blktrace support as it is already included.

  \item[blktrace] A utility which transfers event traces from the kernel
  into either long-term on-disk storage, or provides direct formatted
  output (via blkparse).

  \item[blkparse] A utility which formats events stored in files, or when
  run in \emph{live} mode directly outputs data collected by blktrace.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 4.0
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Kernel: Linux
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

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