DTrace: Dynamic Tracing in Oracle Solaris, Mac OS X and by Brendan Gregg

By Brendan Gregg

The Oracle Solaris DTrace characteristic revolutionizes how you debug working platforms and purposes. utilizing DTrace, you could dynamically device software program and quick solution nearly any query approximately its habit. Now, for the 1st time, there is a complete, authoritative advisor to creating the main of DTrace in any supported UNIX environment--from Oracle Solaris to OpenSolaris, Mac OS X, and FreeBSD.   Written by means of key members to the DTrace neighborhood, DTrace teaches by means of instance, offering rankings of instructions and easy-to-adapt, downloadable D scripts. those concise examples generate solutions to actual and valuable questions, and function a place to begin for construction extra advanced scripts. utilizing them, you can begin making sensible use of DTrace instantly, no matter if you are an administrator, developer, analyst, architect, or help specialist.   The authors absolutely clarify the ambitions, concepts, and output linked to each one script or command. Drawing on their huge event, they supply method feedback, checklists, and useful diagrams, in addition to a bankruptcy of complex counsel and methods. you will how to Write potent scripts utilizing DTrace's D language Use DTrace to completely comprehend approach functionality reveal sensible components of the working procedure, together with I/O, filesystems, and protocols Use DTrace within the program and database improvement method establish and attach safety issues of DTrace learn the working approach kernel combine DTrace into resource code expand DTrace with different instruments This e-book may help you are making the main of DTrace to resolve difficulties extra fast and successfully, and construct structures that paintings speedier and extra reliably.

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By Brendan Gregg

The Oracle Solaris DTrace characteristic revolutionizes how you debug working platforms and purposes. utilizing DTrace, you could dynamically device software program and quick solution nearly any query approximately its habit. Now, for the 1st time, there is a complete, authoritative advisor to creating the main of DTrace in any supported UNIX environment--from Oracle Solaris to OpenSolaris, Mac OS X, and FreeBSD.   Written by means of key members to the DTrace neighborhood, DTrace teaches by means of instance, offering rankings of instructions and easy-to-adapt, downloadable D scripts. those concise examples generate solutions to actual and valuable questions, and function a place to begin for construction extra advanced scripts. utilizing them, you can begin making sensible use of DTrace instantly, no matter if you are an administrator, developer, analyst, architect, or help specialist.   The authors absolutely clarify the ambitions, concepts, and output linked to each one script or command. Drawing on their huge event, they supply method feedback, checklists, and useful diagrams, in addition to a bankruptcy of complex counsel and methods. you will how to Write potent scripts utilizing DTrace's D language Use DTrace to completely comprehend approach functionality reveal sensible components of the working procedure, together with I/O, filesystems, and protocols Use DTrace within the program and database improvement method establish and attach safety issues of DTrace learn the working approach kernel combine DTrace into resource code expand DTrace with different instruments This e-book may help you are making the main of DTrace to resolve difficulties extra fast and successfully, and construct structures that paintings speedier and extra reliably.

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Aggregations can be indexed using keys. In this example, the keys were the process name (execname) and function field (probefunc, which for this provider contains the system call name); these keys are printed as columns in the output, sorted on the value. The final structure element to discuss is the predicate. Predicates are conditional statements that get evaluated after the probe fires but before any actions in the clause are executed. If the expression in the predicate is evaluated as TRUE, the clause is entered, and the actions in the clause are executed.

In this chapter, we provide a jump-start into DTrace, with example one-liners and enough coverage of the underlying architecture and terminology to get you going. ”4 This section provides examples of DTrace fulfilling that promise and demonstrating its expressive power. 4. This often-used phrase to describe DTrace was first used by Bryan Cantrill, the coinventor of DTrace. A First Look 7 Consider getting beyond basic disk I/O statistics that provide reads and writes per second on a per-device basis (such as iostat(1M) output) to something much more meaningful.

Com/ doc/819-3620. 3. com/display/DTrace/Documentation. 4 For the complete language reference, refer to the DTrace Guide. D Language Components In this section, we provide an overview of the main components of a D program. Usage The command dtrace -n program will execute the D program, instrumenting any probes described within it. d extension. d DTrace requires root (superuser) privileges to execute, unless finer-grained privileges are supported on the operating system and configured. For some systems, 4.

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