RFR: Make Serviceability Agent attach functionality optional

Mikael Vidstedt mikael.vidstedt at oracle.com
Thu Apr 13 16:19:03 UTC 2017

The Serviceability Agent (aka. SA) has functionality to attach to running processes forcefully/without the cooperation of the VM, allowing “live” debugging even when the processes is stuck. On linux the implementation relies on the functionality provided by the thread_db.h header file.

musl doesn’t support thread_db.h (or any other thread debugging library for that sake). This patch makes the inclusion of the attach/live debugging support optional, and only includes it if the thread_db.h header file is available.

Note that the core debugging functionality still works without the attach/live debugging functionality in the SA (at least in theory, I haven’t taken core debugging for a spin yet).

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