Babeltrace 2's support info query object
The babeltrace.support-info Babeltrace 2 query object indicates, for a given source component class, whether or not its instance can handle a given input, and if so, what’s the confidence of this support.
Said input can be a simple string, an existing file path, or an existing directory path. Components which expect some form of URI can handle a string input, while components which expect an existing file or directory can handle a file/directory path input.
When the source component class’s query method replies that its component can handle a given input, it can also specify the name of a group in which to put that input. All the inputs of a given group, for a given component class, should be passed when instantiating the component class as its inputs initialization parameter (array of strings).
The babeltrace2-convert(1) command queries this object from specific source component classes to find the most appropriate for a given non-option argument.
Check input INPUT.
Depending on the type parameter, this is a simple string, a file path, or a directory path.
type=(string | file | directory) [string]
Input type, one of:
input parameter is a simple string.
input parameter is a file path.
input parameter is a directory path.
It is expected that the query method does not recurse into this directory: the result object indicates whether or not the component class supports this specific directory (input).
The result object can be one of:
A simple real value which is the weight, between 0 and 1, of the support by the component class for the given input.
A weight of 0 means the input is unsupported while a weight of 1 means it’s fully supported. Any value in between shows how confident the component class is about the support of the given input.
- A map with a weight and an optional group name.
When it’s a map, the expected entries are:
group=GROUP-NAME [optional string]
Put the given input into a group named GROUP-NAME for this component class.
If this entry is missing, then the given input gets its own, unique group.
Weight, between 0 and 1, of the support by the component class for the given input.
The semantics are the same as when the result object is a simple real value.
Example 1. String input.
input: net://relayd177/host/node23/active type: string
Example 2. File path input.
input: /home/user/traces/2019-08-26/quad.tr type: file
Example 3. Simple weight (unique group).
Example 4. Weight and specific group.
group: 63a4b7e5-37f0-4254-a048-a0cff9e5b761 weight: 0.75
Example 5. Weight within a map (unique group).
If you encounter any issue or usability problem, please report it on the Babeltrace bug tracker (see <https://bugs.lttng.org/projects/babeltrace>).
The Babeltrace project shares some communication channels with the LTTng project (see <https://lttng.org/>).
- Babeltrace website (see <https://babeltrace.org/>)
- Mailing list (see <https://lists.lttng.org>) for support and development: email@example.com
- IRC channel (see <irc://irc.oftc.net/lttng>): #lttng on irc.oftc.net
- Bug tracker (see <https://bugs.lttng.org/projects/babeltrace>)
- Git repository (see <https://git.efficios.com/?p=babeltrace.git>)
- GitHub project (see <https://github.com/efficios/babeltrace>)
- Continuous integration (see <https://ci.lttng.org/view/Babeltrace/>)
- Code review (see <https://review.lttng.org/q/project:babeltrace>)
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:firstname.lastname@example.org>.
This query object is part of the Babeltrace 2 project.
Babeltrace is distributed under the MIT license (see <https://opensource.org/licenses/MIT>).
babeltrace2-intro(7), babeltrace2-query(1), babeltrace2-convert(1)
babeltrace2-convert(1), babeltrace2-source.ctf.fs(7), babeltrace2-source.ctf.lttng-live(7).