usttrace(1) the simplest way to record a trace


usttrace [options] [command]


The usttrace script automatically:
creates a daemon
enables all markers
runs the command specified on the command line
after the command ends, prints the location where the trace was saved

Each subdirectory of the save location contains the trace of one process that was generated by the command. The name of a subdirectory consists in the PID of the process, followed by the timestamp of its creation.

The save location also contains logs of the tracing.

When using usttrace, the early tracing is always active, which means that the tracing is guaranteed to be started by the time the process enters its main() function.

Several usttrace's may be run simultaneously without risk of conflict. This facilitates the use of the tracer by independent users on a system. Each instance of usttrace starts its own daemon which collects the events of the processes it creates.


These programs follow the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with two dashes(`-'). A summary of options is included below.
Show summary of options.
Runtime link with UST library. (Needed only if program was not linked at compile time with libust.)
Add path to ust libraries to LD_LIBRARY_PATH.
Instrument malloc calls.
Also trace forked processes.
Use system-wide daemon instead of creating one for this session.
Undocumented option.


usttrace was written by Pierre-Marc Fournier.

This manual page was written by Jon Bernard <[email protected]>, for the Debian project (and may be used by others).