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NAME

trace-cmd - interacts with Ftrace Linux kernel internal tracer

SYNOPSIS

trace-cmd COMMAND [OPTIONS]

DESCRIPTION

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.

COMMANDS

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
file.

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

OPTIONS

-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)

AUTHOR

Written by Steven Rostedt, <rostedt [AT] 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 [AT] goodmis.org

mailto:rostedt [AT] goodmis.org

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