trace-cmd-snapshot man page

trace-cmd-snapshot — take, reset, free, or show a Ftrace kernel snapshot

Synopsis

trace-cmd snapshot [Options]

Description

The trace-cmd(1) snapshot controls or displays the Ftrace Linux kernel snapshot feature (if the kernel supports it). This is useful to "freeze" an instance of a live trace but without stopping the trace.

 trace-cmd start -p function
 trace-cmd snapshot -s
 trace-cmd snapshot
[ dumps the content of buffer at 'trace-cmd snapshot -s' ]
 trace-cmd snapshot -s
 trace-cmd snapshot
[ dumps the new content of the buffer at the last -s operation ]

Options

-s
Take a snapshot of the currently running buffer.
-r
Clear out the buffer.
-f
Free the snapshot buffer. The buffer takes up memory inside the kernel. It is best to free it when not in use. The first -s operation will allocate it if it is not already allocated.
-c cpu
Operate on a per cpu snapshot (may not be fully supported by all kernels)
-B buf
If a buffer instance was created, then the -B option will operate on the snapshot within the buffer.

See Also

trace-cmd(1), trace-cmd-record(1), trace-cmd-report(1), trace-cmd-start(1), trace-cmd-extract(1), trace-cmd-reset(1), trace-cmd-split(1), trace-cmd-list(1), trace-cmd-listen(1)

Author

Written by Steven Rostedt, <rostedt@goodmis.org[1]>

Resources

git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/rostedt/trace-cmd.git

Copying

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

Notes

1.

rostedt@goodmis.org

mailto:rostedt@goodmis.org

Info

10/19/2016