lttng [GENERAL OPTIONS] metadata regenerate [--session=SESSION]
The lttng metadata command manages a tracing session's metadata generation options.
As of this version, only the regenerate command's action is available. Regenerating a tracing session's metadata can be used to resample the offset between the system's monotonic clock and the wall-clock time.
This command is meant to be used to resample the wall-clock time following a major NTP <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Network_Time_Protocol> correction. As such, a system booting with an incorrect wall time can be traced before its wall time is NTP-corrected. Regenerating the tracing session's metadata ensures that trace viewers can accurately determine the events time relative to Unix Epoch.
General options are described in lttng(1).
- Manage the metadata generation of the tracing session named SESSION instead of the current tracing session.
Show command help.
This option, like lttng-help(1), attempts to launch /usr/bin/man to view the command's man page. The path to the man pager can be overridden by the LTTNG_MAN_BIN_PATH environment variable.
- List available command options.
The lttng metadata regenerate command can only be used on kernel and user space tracing sessions (using per-user buffering), in non-live mode.
- Set to 1 to abort the process after the first error is encountered.
- Overrides the $HOME environment variable. Useful when the user running the commands has a non-writable home directory.
- Absolute path to the man pager to use for viewing help information about LTTng commands (using lttng-help(1) or lttng COMMAND --help).
- Path in which the session.xsd session configuration XML schema may be found.
Full session daemon binary path.
The --sessiond-path option has precedence over this environment variable.
Note that the lttng-create(1) command can spawn an LTTng session daemon automatically if none is running. See lttng-sessiond(8) for the environment variables influencing the execution of the session daemon.
User LTTng runtime configuration.
This is where the per-user current tracing session is stored between executions of lttng(1). The current tracing session can be set with lttng-set-session(1). See lttng-create(1) for more information about tracing sessions.
- Default output directory of LTTng traces. This can be overridden with the --output option of the lttng-create(1) command.
- User LTTng runtime and configuration directory.
$LTTNG_HOME defaults to $HOME when not explicitly set.
- Command error
- Undefined command
- Fatal error
- Command warning (something went wrong during the command)
If you encounter any issue or usability problem, please report it on the LTTng bug tracker <https://bugs.lttng.org/projects/lttng-tools>.
- • LTTng project website <http://lttng.org>
- • LTTng documentation <http://lttng.org/docs>
- • Git repositories <http://git.lttng.org>
- • GitHub organization <http://github.com/lttng>
- • Continuous integration <http://ci.lttng.org/>
- • IRC channel <irc://irc.oftc.net/lttng>: #lttng on irc.oftc.net
This program is part of the LTTng-tools project.
LTTng-tools is distributed under the GNU General Public License version 2 <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/gpl-2.0.en.html>. See the LICENSE <https://github.com/lttng/lttng-tools/blob/master/LICENSE> file for details.
Special thanks to Michel Dagenais and the DORSAL laboratory <http://www.dorsal.polymtl.ca/> at École Polytechnique de Montréal for the LTTng journey.
Also thanks to the Ericsson teams working on tracing which helped us greatly with detailed bug reports and unusual test cases.
LTTng-tools was originally written by Mathieu Desnoyers, Julien Desfossez, and David Goulet. More people have since contributed to it.
LTTng-tools is currently maintained by Jérémie Galarneau <mailto:[email protected]>.