trace-cmd man page

trace-cmd — interacts with Ftrace Linux kernel internal tracer


trace-cmd COMMAND [Options]


The trace-cmd(1) command interacts with the Ftrace tracer that is built inside the Linux kernel. It interfaces with the Ftrace specific files found in the debugfs file system under the tracing directory. A COMMAND must be specified to tell trace-cmd what to do.


record  - record a live trace and write a trace.dat file to the
          local disk or to the network.
report  - reads a trace.dat file and converts the binary data to a
          ASCII text readable format.
hist    - show a histogram of the events.
stat    - show tracing (ftrace) status of the running system
options - list the plugin options that are available to *report*
start   - start the tracing without recording to a trace.dat file.
stop    - stop tracing (only disables recording, overhead of tracer
          is still in effect)
restart - restart tracing from a previous stop (only effects recording)
extract - extract the data from the kernel buffer and create a trace.dat
reset   - disables all tracing and gives back the system performance.
          (clears all data from the kernel buffers)
split   - splits a trace.dat file into smaller files.
list    - list the available plugins or events that can be recorded.
listen  - open up a port to listen for remote tracing connections.
restore - restore the data files of a crashed run of trace-cmd record
stack   - run and display the stack tracer
check-events - parse format strings for all trace events and return
               whether all formats are parseable


-h, --help
Display the help text.

Other options see the man page for the corresponding command.

See Also

trace-cmd-record(1), trace-cmd-report(1), trace-cmd-hist(1), trace-cmd-start(1), trace-cmd-stop(1), trace-cmd-extract(1), trace-cmd-reset(1), trace-cmd-restore(1), trace-cmd-stack(1), trace-cmd-split(1), trace-cmd-list(1), trace-cmd-listen(1), trace-cmd.dat(5), trace-cmd-check-events(1) trace-cmd-stat(1)


Written by Steven Rostedt, <[1]>




Copyright (C) 2010 Red Hat, Inc. Free use of this software is granted under the terms of the GNU Public License (GPL).



Referenced By

kernelshark(1), trace-cmd-check-events(1), trace-cmd.dat(5), trace-cmd-extract(1), trace-cmd-hist(1), trace-cmd-list(1), trace-cmd-listen(1), trace-cmd-mem(1), trace-cmd-options(1), trace-cmd-profile(1), trace-cmd-record(1), trace-cmd-report(1), trace-cmd-reset(1), trace-cmd-restore(1), trace-cmd-show(1), trace-cmd-snapshot(1), trace-cmd-split(1), trace-cmd-stack(1), trace-cmd-start(1), trace-cmd-stat(1), trace-cmd-stop(1), trace-cmd-stream(1).