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2 Types of SystemTap scripts

2.1 Probe scripts

Probe scripts are analogous to programs; these scripts identify probe points and associated handlers.

2.2 Tapset scripts

Tapset scripts are libraries of probe aliases and auxiliary functions.

The /usr/share/systemtap/tapset directory contains tapset scripts. While these scripts look like regular SystemTap scripts, they cannot be run directly.