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Convert or process one or more traces, and more

Synopsis

babeltrace2 [--debug | --verbose | --log-level=LVL]
            [--omit-home-plugin-path] [--omit-system-plugin-path]
            [--plugin-path=PATH[:PATH]...] [CMD] [CMD ARGS]

Description

babeltrace2 is an open-source trace converter and processor command-line program. The tool can open one or more traces and convert between multiple formats, possibly with one or more filters in the conversion path, and perform other operations depending on the command CMD (see “Commands”).

Note

You might be looking for the babeltrace2-convert(1) command’s manual page; the convert command is the default command of babeltrace2 and is backward compatible with babeltrace(1).

See “Examples” for convert command examples.

See babeltrace2-intro(7) to learn more about the Babeltrace 2 project and its core concepts.

Most of the babeltrace2 commands load Babeltrace 2 plugins to perform their operation. The search path for Babeltrace 2 plugins is, in this order:

  1. The colon-separated (or semicolon, on Windows) list of directories in the BABELTRACE_PLUGIN_PATH environment variable.
  2. The colon-separated (or semicolon, on Windows) list of directories in the --plugin-path option.
  3. $HOME/.local/lib/babeltrace2/plugins
  4. /usr/local/lib/babeltrace2/plugins

You can use the babeltrace2-list-plugins(1) command to dynamically list the available plugins and what they offer. See “Project’s Plugins” for a list of plugins shipped with Babeltrace 2.

Options

-d, --debug

Legacy option: this is equivalent to --log-level=TRACE.

-l LVL, --log-level=LVL

Set the log level of all known Babeltrace 2 loggers to LVL, including individual components for the babeltrace2-convert(1) and babeltrace2-run(1) commands.

You can override the log level of a specific component with the --log-level option of the babeltrace2-convert(1) or babeltrace2-run(1) commands.

You can override the log level of the library with the LIBBABELTRACE2_INIT_LOG_LEVEL environment variable.

You can override the log level of the CLI with the BABELTRACE_CLI_LOG_LEVEL environment variable.

You can override the log level of the Babeltrace 2 Python bindings with the BABELTRACE_PYTHON_BT2_LOG_LEVEL environment variable.

The available values for LVL are:

NONE, N

Logging is disabled.

FATAL, F

Severe errors that lead the execution to abort immediately.

This level should be enabled in production.

ERROR, E

Errors that might still allow the execution to continue.

Usually, once one or more errors are reported at this level, the application, plugin, or library won’t perform any more useful task, but it should still exit cleanly.

This level should be enabled in production.

WARN, WARNING, W

Unexpected situations which still allow the execution to continue.

This level should be enabled in production.

INFO, I

Informational messages that highlight progress or important states of the application, plugins, or library.

This level can be enabled in production.

DEBUG, D

Debugging information, with a higher level of details than the TRACE level.

This level should NOT be enabled in production.

TRACE, T

Low-level debugging context information.

This level should NOT be enabled in production.

--omit-home-plugin-path

Do not search for plugins in $HOME/.local/lib/babeltrace2/plugins.

--omit-system-plugin-path

Do not search for plugins in /usr/local/lib/babeltrace2/plugins.

--plugin-path=PATH[:PATH]...

Add PATH to the list of paths in which plugins can be found.

-v, --verbose

Legacy option: this is equivalent to --log-level=INFO.

If CMD is convert or is missing, then this also sets the verbose parameter of the implicit sink.text.pretty component (see babeltrace2-sink.text.pretty(7)) to true.

-h, --help

Show help and quit.

-V, --version

Show version and quit.

Commands

The following commands also have their own --help option.

convert

Convert one or more traces to a given format, possibly with filters in the conversion path.

This is the default command: you don’t need to explicitly specify this command’s name to use it.

This command is backward compatible with the babeltrace(1) program.

See babeltrace2-convert(1).

help

Get help for a specific plugin or plugin’s component class.

See babeltrace2-help(1).

list-plugins

List the available Babeltrace 2 plugins and their component classes.

See babeltrace2-list-plugins(1).

query

Query an object from a component class.

See babeltrace2-query(1).

run

Build a trace processing graph and run it.

See babeltrace2-run(1).

Project’s Plugins

The following plugins are provided by the Babeltrace 2 project itself.

babeltrace2-plugin-ctf(7)

CTF trace input (from the file system and from the LTTng-live protocol) and output to the file system.

Component classes:

babeltrace2-plugin-lttng-utils(7)

Processing graph utilities for LTTng traces.

Component class:

babeltrace2-plugin-text(7)

Plain text input and output.

Component classes:

babeltrace2-plugin-utils(7)

Processing graph utilities.

Component classes:

Examples

The following examples are the same as the babeltrace2-convert(1) manual page’s examples because convert is the default babeltrace2 program’s command.

Example 1. Pretty-print the events, in order, of one or more CTF traces.

$ babeltrace2 my-ctf-traces
$ babeltrace2 my-ctf-traces
$ babeltrace2 my-ctf-trace-1 my-ctf-trace-2 my-ctf-trace-3

Example 2. Trim a CTF trace and pretty-print the events.

$ babeltrace2 my-ctf-trace --begin=22:55:43.658582931 \
                           --end=22:55:46.967687564
$ babeltrace2 my-trace --begin=22:55:43.658582931
$ babeltrace2 my-trace --end=22:55:46.967687564
$ babeltrace2 my-trace --timerange=22:55:43,22:55:46.967687564

Example 3. Trim a CTF trace, enable the stream intersection mode, and write a CTF trace.

$ babeltrace2 my-ctf-trace --stream-intersection \
              --timerange=22:55:43,22:55:46.967687564 \
              --output-format=ctf --output=out-ctf-trace

Example 4. Print the available remote LTTng sessions (through LTTng live).

$ babeltrace2 --input-format=lttng-live net://localhost

Example 5. Pretty-print LTTng live events.

$ babeltrace2 net://localhost/host/myhostname/my-session-name

Example 6. Record LTTng live traces to the file system (as CTF traces).

$ babeltrace2 net://localhost/host/myhostname/my-session-name \
              --params=session-not-found-action=end \
              --output-format=ctf --output=out-ctf-traces

Example 7. Read a CTF trace as fast as possible using a dummy output.

$ babeltrace2 my-trace --output-format=dummy

Example 8. Read three CTF traces in stream intersection mode, add debugging information, and pretty-print them to a file.

$ babeltrace2 ctf-trace1 ctf-trace2 ctf-trace3 --stream-intersection \
              --debug-info --output=pretty-out

Example 9. Pretty-print a CTF trace and traces from an explicit source component, with the event times showed in seconds since the Unix epoch.

$ babeltrace2 ctf-trace --component=src.my-plugin.my-src \
              --params='path="spec-trace",output-some-event-type=yes' \
              --clock-seconds

Example 10. Send LTTng live events to an explicit sink component.

$ babeltrace2 net://localhost/host/myhostname/mysession \
              --component=sink.my-plugin.my-sink

Example 11. Trim a CTF trace, add debugging information, apply an explicit filter component, and write as a CTF trace.

$ babeltrace2 /path/to/ctf/trace --timerange=22:14:38,22:15:07 \
              --debug-info --component=filter.my-plugin.my-filter \
              --params=criteria=xyz,ignore-abc=yes \
              --output-format=ctf --output=out-ctf-trace

Example 12. Print the metadata text of a CTF trace.

$ babeltrace2 /path/to/ctf/trace --output-format=ctf-metadata

Environment Variables

Babeltrace 2 library

BABELTRACE_EXEC_ON_ABORT=CMDLINE

Execute the command line CMDLINE, as parsed like a UNIX 98 shell, when any part of the Babeltrace 2 project unexpectedly aborts.

The application only aborts when the executed command returns, ignoring its exit status.

This environment variable is ignored when the application has the setuid or the setgid access right flag set.

BABELTRACE_TERM_COLOR=(AUTO | NEVER | ALWAYS)

Force the terminal color support for the babeltrace2(1) program and the project’s plugins.

The available values are:

AUTO

Only emit terminal color codes when the standard output and error streams are connected to a color-capable terminal.

NEVER

Never emit terminal color codes.

ALWAYS

Always emit terminal color codes.

BABELTRACE_TERM_COLOR_BRIGHT_MEANS_BOLD=0

Set to 0 to emit SGR (see <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ANSI_escape_code>) codes 90 to 97 for bright colors instead of bold (SGR code 1) and standard color codes (SGR codes 30 to 37).

BABELTRACE_PLUGIN_PATH=PATHS

Set the list of directories, in order, in which dynamic plugins can be found before other directories are considered to PATHS (colon-separated, or semicolon on Windows).

LIBBABELTRACE2_DISABLE_PYTHON_PLUGINS=1

Disable the loading of any Babeltrace 2 Python plugin.

LIBBABELTRACE2_INIT_LOG_LEVEL=LVL

Force the Babeltrace 2 library’s initial log level to be LVL.

If this environment variable is set, it overrides the log level set by the --log-level option for the Babeltrace 2 library logger.

The available values for LVL are:

NONE, N

Logging is disabled.

FATAL, F

Severe errors that lead the execution to abort immediately.

This level should be enabled in production.

ERROR, E

Errors that might still allow the execution to continue.

Usually, once one or more errors are reported at this level, the application, plugin, or library won’t perform any more useful task, but it should still exit cleanly.

This level should be enabled in production.

WARN, WARNING, W

Unexpected situations which still allow the execution to continue.

This level should be enabled in production.

INFO, I

Informational messages that highlight progress or important states of the application, plugins, or library.

This level can be enabled in production.

DEBUG, D

Debugging information, with a higher level of details than the TRACE level.

This level should NOT be enabled in production.

TRACE, T

Low-level debugging context information.

This level should NOT be enabled in production.

LIBBABELTRACE2_NO_DLCLOSE=1

Make the Babeltrace 2 library leave any dynamically loaded modules (plugins and plugin providers) open at exit. This can be useful for debugging purposes.

LIBBABELTRACE2_PLUGIN_PROVIDER_DIR=DIR

Set the directory from which the Babeltrace 2 library dynamically loads plugin provider shared objects to DIR.

If this environment variable is set, it overrides the default plugin provider directory.

Babeltrace 2 Python bindings

BABELTRACE_PYTHON_BT2_LOG_LEVEL=LVL

Force the Babeltrace 2 Python bindings log level to be LVL.

If this environment variable is set, it overrides the log level set by the --log-level option for the Python bindings logger.

The available values for LVL are:

NONE, N

Logging is disabled.

FATAL, F

Severe errors that lead the execution to abort immediately.

This level should be enabled in production.

ERROR, E

Errors that might still allow the execution to continue.

Usually, once one or more errors are reported at this level, the application, plugin, or library won’t perform any more useful task, but it should still exit cleanly.

This level should be enabled in production.

WARN, WARNING, W

Unexpected situations which still allow the execution to continue.

This level should be enabled in production.

INFO, I

Informational messages that highlight progress or important states of the application, plugins, or library.

This level can be enabled in production.

DEBUG, D

Debugging information, with a higher level of details than the TRACE level.

This level should NOT be enabled in production.

TRACE, T

Low-level debugging context information.

This level should NOT be enabled in production.

CLI

BABELTRACE_CLI_LOG_LEVEL=LVL

Force babeltrace2 CLI’s log level to be LVL.

If this environment variable is set, it overrides the log level set by the --log-level option for the CLI logger.

The available values for LVL are:

NONE, N

Logging is disabled.

FATAL, F

Severe errors that lead the execution to abort immediately.

This level should be enabled in production.

ERROR, E

Errors that might still allow the execution to continue.

Usually, once one or more errors are reported at this level, the application, plugin, or library won’t perform any more useful task, but it should still exit cleanly.

This level should be enabled in production.

WARN, WARNING, W

Unexpected situations which still allow the execution to continue.

This level should be enabled in production.

INFO, I

Informational messages that highlight progress or important states of the application, plugins, or library.

This level can be enabled in production.

DEBUG, D

Debugging information, with a higher level of details than the TRACE level.

This level should NOT be enabled in production.

TRACE, T

Low-level debugging context information.

This level should NOT be enabled in production.

BABELTRACE_CLI_WARN_COMMAND_NAME_DIRECTORY_CLASH=0

Disable the warning message which babeltrace2-convert(1) prints when you convert a trace with a relative path that’s also the name of a babeltrace2 command.

BABELTRACE_DEBUG=1

Legacy variable: equivalent to setting the --log-level option to TRACE.

BABELTRACE_VERBOSE=1

Legacy variable: equivalent to setting the --log-level option to INFO.

Files

$HOME/.local/lib/babeltrace2/plugins

User plugin directory.

/usr/local/lib/babeltrace2/plugins

System plugin directory.

/usr/local/lib/babeltrace2/plugin-providers

System plugin provider directory.

Exit Status

0 on success, 1 otherwise.

Bugs

If you encounter any issue or usability problem, please report it on the Babeltrace bug tracker (see <https://bugs.lttng.org/projects/babeltrace>).

Resources

The Babeltrace project shares some communication channels with the LTTng project (see <https://lttng.org/>).

Authors

The Babeltrace 2 project is the result of hard work by many regular developers and occasional contributors.

The current project maintainer is Jérémie Galarneau <mailto:jeremie.galarneau@efficios.com>.

See Also

babeltrace2-intro(7), babeltrace2-convert(1), babeltrace2-help(1), babeltrace2-list-plugins(1), babeltrace2-query(1), babeltrace2-run(1)

Referenced By

babeltrace2-convert(1), babeltrace2-help(1), babeltrace2-intro(7), babeltrace2-list-plugins(1), babeltrace2-query(1), babeltrace2-run(1), babeltrace2-sink.text.details(7), babeltrace2-sink.text.pretty(7), lttng(1), lttng-crash(1), lttng-relayd(8), lttng-sessiond(8), lttng-view(1).

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