[PATCH v5 1/3] Introduce -l/--syscall-limit option

Dmitry V. Levin ldv at strace.io
Fri Mar 31 11:33:20 UTC 2023


On Fri, Mar 31, 2023 at 12:14:13PM +0530, Sahil Siddiq wrote:
> On Friday, 31 March 2023 03:17:40 IST Kossi GLOKPOR wrote:
> > Hi,
> > What do you think about using the --daemonize options ? For example
> > with --daemonize=grandchild, the shell will be the parent of the
> > tracee, and detaching & stopping strace will have no incidence on it.
> > When we set an auto stop condition, we assume that strace can have to
> > stop while the tracee is still running, and enabling tracer
> > daemonization seems like a good way to prevent any issues with the
> > tracee when strace stops.
> > 
> > Regards,
> > Kossi
> Thank you for the suggestion. I have tested this out and it gives the results
> that I was looking for. We could let "--syscall-limit" be enabled only when using
> it with the -D or -p options and disable it otherwise.

To be honest, although using --syscall-limit along with --daemonize makes
perfect sense, I'm not sure it is necessary to make this combination, or
combination of --syscall-limit with -p, mandatory.


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