strace 6.9 released

Dmitry V. Levin ldv at
Tue May 14 22:06:45 UTC 2024

Starting with version 4.13, strace follows the schedule of linux kernel
and new versions of strace are released along with new versions of linux
kernel, so strace 6.9 is tagged and uploaded.

$ git tag -v v6.9 2> /dev/null | sed -n '/^$/,$p'

Noteworthy changes in strace 6.9 (2024-05-14)

* Improvements
  * Implemented --always-show-pid option.
  * The --user|-u option has learned to recognize numeric UID:GID pair, allowing
    e.g. statically-built strace to be used without invoking nss plugins.
  * Implemented decoding of IORING_REGISTER_SYNC_CANCEL,
    io_uring_register syscall.
  * Implemented decoding of BPF_TOKEN_CREATE bpf syscall command.
  * Updated decoding of io_uring_register and pidfd_send_signal syscalls.
  * Updated lists of BPF_*, CAN_*, IORING_*, KEY_*, LSM_*, MPOL_*, NT_*, RWF_*,
    PIDFD_*, PTP_*, TCP_*, and *_MAGIC constants.
  * Updated lists of ioctl commands from Linux 6.9.


This release was made possible by the contributions of many people.
The maintainers are grateful to everyone who has contributed
changes or bug reports.  These include:

* Christian Ehrhardt
* Dmitry V. Levin
* Gleb Fotengauer-Malinovskiy
* Michael Vogt
* Yao Zi
* Zygmunt Krynicki

Please refer to the CREDITS file for the full list of strace contributors.


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