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  1. Makefile
  3. snapcraft.yaml
  4. wrapper

bcc snap

This is an unconfined snap of the BPF Compiler Collection (BCC), a toolkit for creating efficient kernel tracing and manipulation programs.

First, install snapcraft, e.g. on Ubuntu:

sudo apt install snapcraft

Clone the bcc repo (if you haven't done so already) and create the snap:

git clone cd snapcraft make

Note: running make just gets the version from the current bcc gito repository and uses this in the snapcraft yaml file to version the bcc snap. The Makefile basically runs snapcraft to snap up bcc.

Install the snap by running:

sudo snap install --devmode bcc_*.snap

One may need to ensure the snap plugins are enabled for the snap using:

sudo snap connect bcc:mount-observe sudo snap connect bcc:system-observe sudo snap connect bcc:system-trace

Now run a bcc tool, for example, to run opensnoop use:

sudo bcc.opensnoop

Note that this may fail to build and run if you do not have the kernel headers installed or perhaps the kernel config is not set up correctly.

This snap has been tested using the mainly 4.8 and 4.9 kernels built with the Ubuntu Yakkety and Zesty kernel configs as well as the default Ubuntu 4.8 Yakkey and 4.9 Zesty kernels.

Contact Colin Ian King for support on this bcc snap.

Thu 15 Dec 17:08:29 GMT 2016