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    Default Oracle Continues With DTrace On Linux

    Phoronix: Oracle Continues With DTrace On Linux

    Another noteworthy session from this year's Linux Foundation Summit was two Oracle engineers talking about DTrace on Linux...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTA4MzU

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    So the changes to the kernel are GPL but the module is CDDL? What does that mean, there are GPL hooks in the kernel to a CDDL module? That sounds quite useless, see the ZFS debacle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oliver View Post
    So the changes to the kernel are GPL but the module is CDDL? What does that mean, there are GPL hooks in the kernel to a CDDL module? That sounds quite useless, see the ZFS debacle.
    Yeah, that's Oracle's way of trying to look open while screwing its open-source competition. Common technique.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oliver View Post
    So the changes to the kernel are GPL but the module is CDDL? What does that mean, there are GPL hooks in the kernel to a CDDL module? That sounds quite useless, see the ZFS debacle.
    And it's not sure that the main Linux kernel maintainers will accept those changes if they are only used by an out-of-tree module.

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