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Bug#755838: ITP: perf-tools -- DTrace-like tools for linux

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Sebastien Delafond <seb@debian.org>

  Package name    : perf-tools
  Version         : 0.0.1~20140723+git942be0b3
  Upstream Author : Brendan Gregg
* URL             : https://github.com/brendangregg/perf-tools
* License         : GPL-2
  Programming Lang: Shell
  Description     : DTrace-like tools for linux

A miscellaneous collection of in-development and unsupported performance
analysis tools for Linux perf_events, aka the "perf" command, and
ftrace. Both perf_events and ftrace are core Linux tracing tools, and
are included in the Linux kernel source.
These tools are designed to be simple to use, easy to install, and
provide advanced performance observability. This collection was written
by Brendan Gregg (author of the DTraceToolkit).
Many of these tools employ workarounds so that functionality is possible
on existing Linux kernels. Because of this, many tools have caveats (see
man pages), and their implementation should be considered a placeholder
until future kernel features, or new tracing subsystems, are added.

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