fBpmdabpftracefP man page

pmdabpftrace ā€” bpftrace PMDA

Description

pmdabpftrace is a Performance Co-Pilot (PCP) Performance Metrics Domain Agent (PMDA) which exports metrics from bpftrace(8) scripts.

Configuration

pmdabpftrace reads an optional ini-style configuration file:

$PCP_PMDAS_DIR/bpftrace/bpftrace.conf

This file may contain [authentication] and [bpftrace] sections. Please refer to https://pcp.io/docs/lab.auth.html on how to setup authentication which is highly recommended as otherwise anyone could run any bpftrace(8) script as root.

[authentication] section specifies values for the following settings (their default values are shown in parenthesis):

enabled (True)

A boolean value to specify whether authention is required or not. Please see the note above on authention setup.

allowed_users (root)

A comma-separated list of usernames which are allowed to register bpftrace(8) scripts.

[bpftrace] section specifies values for the following settings (their default values are shown in parenthesis):

bpftrace_path (bpftrace)

Path to the bpftrace(8) executable.

script_expiry_time (60)

Unnamed scripts are removed after this period of time (in seconds) in case there has been no requests for their values.

Installation

To install, the following must be done as root:

# cd $PCP_PMDAS_DIR/bpftrace
# ./Install

To uninstall, the following must be done as root:

# cd $PCP_PMDAS_DIR/bpftrace
# ./Remove

pmdabpftrace is launched by pmcd(1) and should never be executed directly. The Install and Remove scripts notify pmcd(1) when the agent is installed or removed.

Files

$PCP_PMDAS_DIR/bpftrace/bpftrace.conf

configuration file for the pmdabpftrace agent

$PCP_PMDAS_DIR/bpftrace/Install

installation script for the pmdabpftrace agent

$PCP_PMDAS_DIR/bpftrace/Remove

undo installation script for the pmdabpftrace agent

$PCP_LOG_DIR/pmcd/bpftrace.log

default log file for messages from the pmdabpftrace agent

Note that the usual/default value for $PCP_PMDAS_DIR is /var/lib/pcp/pmdas and the default for $PCP_LOG_DIR is /var/log/pcp but these settings are platform dependent.

PCP Environment

Environment variables with the prefix PCP_ are used to parameterize the file and directory names used by PCP. On each installation, the file /etc/pcp.conf contains the local values for these variables. The $PCP_CONF variable may be used to specify an alternative configuration file, as described in pcp.conf(5).

See Also

PCPIntro(1), pmcd(1) and bpftrace(8).

Referenced By

PCPCompat(1).

The man page pmdabpftrace(1) is an alias of fBpmdabpftracefP(1).

PCP Performance Co-Pilot