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    DTrace

     DTrace is Sun Microsystem's dynamic tracing framework that allows developers to instrument a program with probes that have little to no effect on performance when not in use and very little when active. Probe data can be collected with scripts written in D (no, not that one). Mozilla DTrace support has been added by the Sun DTrace team and can be used on Solaris 10 and Mac OS X 10.5.

    The DTrace probes currently built into the codebase may be enabled by default in the future, but for now you'll need to create a build with --enable-dtrace (on Mac OS X you also have to use at least the 10.5 SDK for --with-macos-sdk, unlike the common configuration that uses the 10.4 SDK).

    Trunk nightly builds with shark support (*-mac-shark.dmg here) are built with --enable-dtrace.

    Documentation

    Writing Scripts
    A general introduction to writing D scripts and using the built-in Mozilla probes.
    Optimizing JavaScript with DTrace
    A guide on profiling JavaScript code using DTrace.
    Adding Probes
    A guide on creating probes and the build system magic needed to add probes to your code.
    Pounce on DTrace
    A guide to using DTrace on Mac OS X 10.5.
    DTrace for Web Developers
    How to use DTrace to profile your web application.

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