Thursday, 14 March 2019

Re: Re-inclusion of systemtap-sdt-dev in main

Hi Trent,

On Tue, Mar 12, 2019 at 01:48:59PM +0800, Trent Lloyd wrote:
> I am looking to add support for user-space probes (SDT) to Python (and
> potentially other applications - node, perl, etc have all grown support for
> this) so that we can use both Perf and BPF tools to trace and profile
> interpreted languages (Ref LP #1818778) at runtime.

> This requires a Build-Dependency on systemtap-sdt-dev. This previously had
> a MIR request approved and was in main in trusty, however it seems the
> package it was required for (ust) was moved back to universe before xenial
> and so both ust and systemtap-sdt-dev reverted to universe for xenial.

> Previous MIR:

> Can someone confirm for me if I need to file a new MIR for systemtap or if
> it would still be considered under the previous approval but just has no
> dependency to pull it in?

I have no problem with re-promoting this to main without a separate MIR.
Also, if you're only using systemtap-sdt-dev at build time and this doesn't
result in a runtime dependency, there may not be anything needing MIRed
anyway. Build-Dependencies no longer have to be in main.

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