Systemtap provides free software (GPL) infrastructure to simplify the gathering of information about the running Linux system.
Easy and fast
Officially it is recommanded to build a linux-custom package to run systemtap. But rebuild the originalpackage can be very easy and efficient.
You can run
sudo abs; cp -r /var/abs/core/linux . to get the original kernel build files.
Edit config (for 32-bit system) or config.x86_64 (for 64-bit system), turn on this options:
By default only CONFIG_DEBUG_INFO and CONFIG_KPROBES is not set.
Suppose you just modified config.x86_64, now save and close it.
md5sum config.x86_64 to get a new md5-sum.
In PKGBUILD file, the
md5sums=('sum-of-first' ... 'sum-of-last') in the end has the same order with
source=('first-source' ... 'last-source'), put your new md5sum in the write place.
Build and Install
Optional: you can set
/etc/makepkg.conf to speed up the compilation.
makepkg to compile, then simply
sudo pacman -U *.pkg.tar.gz to install the packages.
pacman will tell you reinstall, That's great!
and should be reinstalled, does not matter.
Via this method, external modules (e.g.and ) don't need to be rebuild.
simply install systemtap for AUR: AUR, all done.
Build custom kernel
Please reference this README