Opersys and Lineo Announce the Release of LTT 0.9.3

Aug. 30, 2000 -- Montreal, Canada / Lindon, UT Today, Opersys, Inc and Lineo, Inc announced the availability of the Linux Trace Toolkit (LTT) for Real-Time Linux. Although LTT has been available for standard Linux user-space tasks for many months, it has just recently been modified to provide the capability to trace real-time Linux tasks running in the kernel memory space.

Like the expensive time-tracing solutions available for many proprietary embedded RTOS solutions, LTT provides developers with all of the information necessary to reconstruct a system's behavior over a certain period of time. Using LTT, one can graphically view the precise dynamics of a system, answering such questions as:

LTT provides this related information through three primary graphical and text information displays which map the system's lowest level processes (such as scheduling decisions, process switches and various management tasks) to each high-level applicaton -- all plotted against the time axis.

The event graph provides the viewer with a unique perspective on the flow of events in the system. Every control modifying event changes the appearance of the graph.

The process analysis thumbnail provides the user with an in-depth analysis of every process that existed during the course of the trace. The items displayed are the same for all the processes except process 0 (idle) which is called 'The All Mighty' and is used to display the summurized information about the whole system.

The raw list of events is, as its name says, the raw list of events that occurred during the period of the trace. All the events are listed with the exact time at which they occurred, the PID of the process to which they belonged, the amount of space occupied by the event in the trace module in the kernel and the string accompanying the event, if any.

LTT is an open source project that is freely distributable under the GNU General Public License. Additional information and a download for LTT is provided from the Opersys LTT project page at: http://www.opersys.com/LTT This work has been performed under Lineo, Inc funding by Karim Yaghmour (karym@opersys.com) - the chief architect of LTT and founder of Opersys, Inc.

A pre-patched version of LTT as well as other real-time Linux debug tools will be available starting in early-mid September on Lineo's Embedix RealTime CD now undergoing Beta testing. Watch forthcoming news releases for details.

About Lineo, Inc.
Lineo, Inc. is a leading innovator of Linux-based embedded, real-time and high availability system software, applications, hardware designs and professional services. Lineo provides OEMs with software and hardware solutions for creating devices and systems that interact with the Internet while reducing system requirements and per-unit costs. Lineo's key product lines include: Embedix (embedded Linux system software), uClinux (embedded Linux for MMU-less processors), NETtel (Linux-based routers for secure networking) and High Availabilty Cluster (mission critical Linux cluster solutions). Contact Lineo at www.lineo.com, via e-mail to info@lineo.com or by calling (801) 426-5001.

About Opersys, Inc.
Opersys, Inc. was founded in 1999. Its primary goal is to provide expertise in the often obscure world of operating systems. This expertise strongly encourages the usage of solutions based on the Linux kernel and it's real-time derivatives. Opersys is based in Montreal, Canada. Our staff is composed of open-source enthusiasts who have a keen sense of designing, coding, teaching and learning. Contact Opersys at www.opersys.com, or via e-mail at info@opersys.com.