Introducing the Linux ARM Blackfire Python probe

By Thomas di Luccio, on Feb 14, 2024

We’re thrilled to announce the immediate availability of a new Linux ARM Python probe. This is in addition to our existing support for various platforms including Linux x86(Debian, Redhat, and Archlinux), macOS (ARM Mx and x86), FreeBSD, and Windows (including WLS).

The ARM architecture is increasingly becoming a cornerstone in modern computing, recognized for its efficiency and lower power consumption. This makes it a preferred choice for a wide range of applications, from cloud and hyperscale computing to IoT devices. 

In contrast to the widely used x86 server architecture, which features a modular design with interchangeable components such as CPUs, GPUs, and memory controllers, ARM architectures adopt a fundamentally different approach.

x86’s flexibility and modularity, while advantageous, can make systems more vulnerable to universal exploits due to their standardized nature. Hackers could breach systems with some write once, run anywhere exploits

ARM-based processors, on the other hand, integrate CPU cores directly into the chip’s physical platform, alongside other hardware functions like I/O bus controllers. This design, known as a System on a Chip (SoC), leads to a more compact and integrated system

Now, it’s your time to explore new grounds and improve the performance of your Python applications using our new Linux ARM Python Probe. Embrace this change and witness its tangible benefits firsthand.

To better observability and beyond!

Thomas di Luccio

Thomas is a Developer Relations Engineer at for He likes nothing more than understanding the users' needs and helping them find practical and empowering solutions. He’ll support you as a day-to-day user.