Broken strace argument handling in regards to "-p" option

Dmitry V. Levin ldv at
Wed Apr 6 21:14:33 UTC 2011


On Wed, Apr 06, 2011 at 01:08:06PM -0700, max at wrote:
> There is an old bug in strace - it does not allow specifying both -p and
> commandline arguments.

Why do you consider this behavior as a bug?
Could you show an example of useful tracing of existing processes
along with executing new traced processes, please?

> Very useful for dealing with things like pulseaudio.
> More words there:

Unfortunately, that bug report provides no rationale for the change.

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