hardirqs [-h] [-T] [-N] [-C] [-d] [interval] [outputs]
This summarizes the time spent servicing hard IRQs (hard interrupts), and can show this time as either totals or histogram distributions. A system-wide summary of this time is shown by the %irq column of mpstat(1), and event counts (but not times) are shown by /proc/interrupts.
This tool uses the irq:irq_handler_entry and irq:irq_handler_exit kernel tracepoints, which is a stable tracing mechanism. BPF programs can attach to tracepoints from Linux 4.7 only. An older version of this tool is available in tools/old, and uses kprobes instead of tracepoints.
Since this uses BPF, only the root user can use this tool.
CONFIG_BPF and bcc.
Print usage message.
Include timestamps on output.
Output in nanoseconds.
Count events only.
Show IRQ time distribution as histograms.
- Sum hard IRQ event time until Ctrl-C:
- Show hard IRQ event time as histograms:
# hardirqs -d
- Print 1 second summaries, 10 times:
# hardirqs 1 10
- 1 second summaries, printed in nanoseconds, with timestamps:
# hardirqs -NT 1
The irq action name for this hard IRQ.
Total time spent in this hard IRQ in microseconds.
Total time spent in this hard IRQ in nanoseconds.
Range of microseconds for this bucket.
Range of nanoseconds for this bucket.
Number of hard IRQs in this time range.
ASCII representation of the distribution (the count column).
This traces kernel functions and maintains in-kernel counts, which are asynchronously copied to user-space. While the rate of interrupts be very high (>1M/sec), this is a relatively efficient way to trace these events, and so the overhead is expected to be small for normal workloads, but could become noticeable for heavy workloads. Measure in a test environment before use.
This is from bcc.
Also look in the bcc distribution for a companion _examples.txt file containing example usage, output, and commentary for this tool.
Unstable - in development.
Brendan Gregg, Hengqi Chen