Microsoft to Port DTrace to Windows

As known, DTrace is a dynamic tracing framework created by Sun Microsystems for troubleshooting kernel and application problems in real time
12 March 2019   581

Microsoft has announced the porting of dynamic debugging system DTrace for the Windows platform. The changes prepared as part of the work, except of the kernel driver, are placed in the form of a separate branch in the repository of the OpenDTrace project, aimed at creating a portable implementation of DTrace that can work in various operating systems. Within a few months, it is planned to achieve the inclusion of code in the core of OpenDTrace.

DTrace support in Windows 10 is available starting with experimental build 18342. To enable, you must activate the dtrace option ("bcdedit / set dtrace on") and install a specially prepared msi package. Debugging events in the Windows kernel additionally requires setting up a remote debugging mode. Management is carried out with the help of the regular dtrace command. Providers such as syscall (tracking of NTOS system calls), fbt (tracking of calls to kernel functions), pid (tracking of processes in user space) and etw (tracing Windows events) are supported.

LineageOS Team to Report on Project Updates

Since March, the number of assemblies provided by the project replaced CyanogenMode has increased to 36 devices
03 July 2019   380

The developers of the LineageOS project, which replaced CyanogenMod after abandoning the project of Cyanogen Inc, published a report on the development of the LineageOS 16 branch based on the Android 9 platform. Since March, the number of assemblies provided by the project has increased to 36 devices. Recent changes are noted:

  • AOSP’s Night Display now controls night mode (on recent devices only, such as those with a Snapgragon 820 or more recent)
  • LiveDisplay remains available for all its other features
  • The volume panel can now be expanded to control all the various volume streams
  • The volume panel can now be optionally relocated to the left
  • Expanded quick settings are back
  • Detailed views for the following tiles are available: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Mobile Data, Location, Profiles
  • New default wallpaper and a new wallpapers app with many new, and old, wallpapers
  • Other than the usual nature, urban and abstract themed wallpapers, monochromatic and gradients wallpapers are now available
  • Privacy Guard now supports apps in the Work Profile
  • It’s possible to add up to two LockScreen shortcuts again
  • Circle battery is back after being missing since LineageOS 13.0
  • Notification ringtone level can be unlinked from phone calls ringtone level
  • GPS battery saving mode can now be enabled from the Settings
  • Vim has been updated to version 8.1
  • Nano has been updated to version 4.2
  • Fixed issue were using certain private DNS caused devices to crash thanks to backported fix from Q
  • Support for bluetooth SBC DualChannel HD has been added (both 15.1 and 16.0)
  • Performance improvements for Eleven (music player app) (both 15.1 and 16.0)
  • Updated call recording configurations (both 15.1 and 16.0)

Additionally, developers mark the termination of the formation of assemblies LineageOS 15.1 for Google Nexus 4, Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1, Nvidia Shield Tablet, Samsung Galaxy S9, Samsung Galaxy S9 + and ZTE Axon 7.

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