Use of Common Trace Format (CTF) among different tracers

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Next steps to share common tracing tools via common trace format


The Common Trace Format (CTF) has been created to use the same trace analysis tools for bare metal and software (LTTng) tracing initially. Now, gdb is using CTF and the Babeltrace CTF reader library, and there is a prototype converter from Perf traces into CTF, using the Babeltrace CTF writer library.

Discuss the following steps to share common trace format and tools, ranging from conversion to producing CTF natively from the tracers (as an ABI).


perf, ftrace, systemtap, Trace Format, Common Tools, GDB, LTTng