Difficulty in Understanding the Strace code base

Dmitry V. Levin ldv at altlinux.org
Fri Feb 27 01:37:47 UTC 2015


On Thu, Feb 26, 2015 at 11:26:34PM +0100, Alangi Derick wrote:
> Hello,
>      I am a new comer to strace and i have been looking at the source
> codes(code base) for the entire utility. But since the day i started,
> it has not been easy for me to understand. I have installed it in my
> system and using it is not a problem to me. Atleast i can track down
> the system call made by a process or a command i run for example the
> ls command in linux. But my main problem now is actually understand
> what the entire Strace code base is all about. Please i wish someone
> to help me through meaning where can i start from to study the code
> base?

Strace is all about decoding syscalls, signals, etc.
Please ask something more specific.

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