SYNOPSISUsage: pt-ioprofile [OPTIONS] [FILE]
pt-ioprofile does two things: 1) get lsof+strace for -s seconds, 2) aggregate the result. If you specify a FILE, then step 1) is not performed.
RISKSWARNING: pt-ioprofile freezes the server and may crash the process, or make it perform badly after detaching, or leave it in a sleeping state! Before using this tool, please:
- Read the tool's documentation
- Review the tool's known ``BUGS''
- Test the tool on a non-production server
Backup your production server and verify the backups
pt-ioprofile should be considered an intrusive tool, and should not be used on production servers unless you understand and accept the risks.
DESCRIPTIONpt-ioprofile uses "strace" and "lsof" to watch a process's IO and print out a table of files and I/O activity. By default, it watches the mysqld process for 30 seconds. The output is like:
Tue Dec 27 15:33:57 PST 2011 Tracing process ID 1833 total read write lseek ftruncate filename 0.000150 0.000029 0.000068 0.000038 0.000015 /tmp/ibBE5opS
You probably need to run this tool as root.
pt-ioprofile works by attaching "strace" to the process using "ptrace()", which will make it run very slowly until "strace" detaches. In addition to freezing the server, there is some risk of the process crashing or performing badly after "strace" detaches from it, or of "strace" not detaching cleanly and leaving the process in a sleeping state. As a result, this should be considered an intrusive tool, and should not be used on production servers unless you are comfortable with that.
short form: -a; type: string; default: sum
The aggregate function, either "sum" or "avg".
If sum, then each cell will contain the sum of the values in it. If avg, then each cell will contain the average of the values in it.
short form: -c; type: string; default: times
The cell contents.
Valid values are:
VALUE CELLS CONTAIN ===== ======================= count Count of I/O operations sizes Sizes of I/O operations times I/O operation timing
short form: -g; type: string; default: filename
The group-by item.
Valid values are:
VALUE GROUPING ===== ====================================== all Summarize into a single line of output filename One line of output per filename pid One line of output per process ID
- Print help and exit.
short form: -p; type: int
The PID to profile, overrides ``--profile-process''.
short form: -b; type: string; default: mysqld
The process name to profile.
type: int; default: 30
How long to profile.
Filename to save samples in; these can be used for later analysis.
- Print the tool's version and exit.
ENVIRONMENTThis tool does not use any environment variables.
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTSThis tool requires the Bourne shell (/bin/sh).
BUGSFor a list of known bugs, see <http://www.percona.com/bugs/pt-ioprofile>.
Please report bugs at <https://bugs.launchpad.net/percona-toolkit>. Include the following information in your bug report:
- Complete command-line used to run the tool
- Tool ``--version''
- MySQL version of all servers involved
- Output from the tool including STDERR
- Input files (log/dump/config files, etc.)
If possible, include debugging output by running the tool with "PTDEBUG"; see ``ENVIRONMENT''.
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ABOUT PERCONA TOOLKITThis tool is part of Percona Toolkit, a collection of advanced command-line tools for MySQL developed by Percona. Percona Toolkit was forked from two projects in June, 2011: Maatkit and Aspersa. Those projects were created by Baron Schwartz and primarily developed by him and Daniel Nichter. Visit <http://www.percona.com/software/> to learn about other free, open-source software from Percona.
COPYRIGHT, LICENSE, AND WARRANTYThis program is copyright 2011-2016 Percona LLC and/or its affiliates, 2010-2011 Baron Schwartz.
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