What is Linux LTTng?

What is Linux LTTng?

The Linux Trace Toolkit: next generation is an open source software toolkit which you can use to trace the Linux kernel, user applications, and user libraries at the same time. LTTng consists of: Kernel modules to trace the Linux kernel. Shared libraries to trace C/C++ user applications.

What is a Uprobe?

uprobe is a tool I wrote for the perf-tools collection, to explore uprobes via Linux ftrace – the built-in tracer. (uprobe the user-level counterpart of my kprobe tool, which traces kernel functions.) uprobe is an experimental tool, and only works on newer kernels (more on this in a bit).

What is Ptrace Linux?

The ptrace() system call provides a means by which one process (the “tracer”) may observe and control the execution of another process (the “tracee”), and examine and change the tracee’s memory and registers. It is primarily used to implement breakpoint debugging and system call tracing.

How do I view LTTng traces?

The lttng view command launches an external trace viewer to view the current trace of a tracing session. If SESSION is omitted, the viewer is launched for the current tracing session (see lttng-create(1) for more information about the current tracing session).

What is trace compass?

Trace Compass is a Java tool for viewing and analyzing any type of logs or traces. Its goal is to provide views, graphs, metrics, etc. to help extract useful information from traces, in a way that is more user-friendly and informative than huge text dumps.

What is eBPF Linux?

eBPF is a revolutionary technology with origins in the Linux kernel that can run sandboxed programs in an operating system kernel. It is used to safely and efficiently extend the capabilities of the kernel without requiring to change kernel source code or load kernel modules.

What is a DTrace probe?

The DTrace framework provides instrumentation points that are called probes. A DTrace user can use a probe to record and display relevant information about a kernel or user process. Each DTrace probe is activated by a specific behavior. This probe activation is referred to as firing.

What does Strace do in Linux?

strace is a diagnostic tool in Linux. It intercepts and records any syscalls made by a command. Additionally, it also records any Linux signal sent to the process. We can then use this information to debug or diagnose a program.

Does GDB use ptrace?

ptrace is used by debuggers (such as gdb and dbx), by tracing tools like strace and ltrace, and by code coverage tools. ptrace is also used by specialized programs to patch running programs, to avoid unfixed bugs or to overcome security features.

How is ptrace implemented?

ptrace provides a mechanism by which a parent process may observe and control the execution of another process. It can examine and change its core image and registers and is used primarily to implement breakpoint debugging and system call tracing.

What is common trace format?

The Common Trace Format (CTF) is a binary trace format designed to be very fast to write without compromising great flexibility. It allows traces to be natively generated by any C/C++ application or system, as well as by bare-metal (hardware) components.