Error accessing systemtap module preloadtrace


Few weeks ago I had to kill something from virtual terminal (X or some fullscreen game frozen, I don’t remember well). I switched to VT1 (Ctrl-Alt-F1) and saw strange message near login prompt:

linux-n88a login: Error accessing systemtap module preloadtrace: Operation not permitted

linux-n88a is my hostname (automatically chosen by installer, I still wonder what’s n88a).

I googled what is systemtap and found this . It’s some module for gathering information about linux box (but I haven’t time to deep more into it yet). Now I’m somewhat scared.

I want to ask what could cause this message and what should I investigate?

Thank you.

Please provide more info:

openSUSE version ( cat /etc/SuSE-release )
Kernel version ( uname -a)
KDE4 / KDE3 / Gnome?

$ cat /etc/SuSE-release
openSUSE 11.2 (x86_64)
VERSION = 11.2

$ uname -a
Linux linux-n88a #1 SMP PREEMPT 2009-10-26 15:49:03 +0100 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

KDE 4.3