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plockstat(1m) [opensolaris man page]

plockstat(1M)						  System Administration Commands					     plockstat(1M)

NAME
plockstat - report user-level lock statistics SYNOPSIS
plockstat [-vACHV] [-n count] [-s depth] [-e secs] [-x arg [=val]] command [arg]... plockstat [-vACHV] [-n count] [-s depth] [-e secs] [-x arg [=val]] -p pid DESCRIPTION
The plockstat utility gathers and displays user-level locking statistics. By default, plockstat monitors all lock contention events, gath- ers frequency and timing data about those events, and displays the data in decreasing frequency order, so that the most common events appear first. plockstat gathers data until the specified command completes or the process specified with the -p option completes. plockstat relies on DTrace to instrument a running process or a command it invokes to trace events of interest. This imposes a small but measurable performance overhead on the processes being observed. Users must have the dtrace_proc privilege and have permission to observe a particular process with plockstat. Refer to the for more information about DTrace security features. OPTIONS
The following options are supported: -A Watch all lock events. This option is equivalent to -CH. -C Watch contention events. -H Watch hold events. -e secs Exit after the number of seconds specified have elapsed. -n count Display only the specified number of entries for each output category. -s depth Record a stack trace rather than just the calling function. -p pid Specify a process ID from which plockstat is to gather data. -v Print out a message to indicate that tracing has started. -x arg[=val] Enable or modify a DTrace runtime option or D compiler option. The list of options is found in the Solaris Dynamic Tracing Guide. Boolean options are enabled by specifying their name. Options with values are set by separating the option name and value with an equals sign (=). -V Print the Dtrace commands used to gather the data. The output can then be used directly with the dtrace(1M) command. OPERANDS
The following operands are supported: arg A string to be passed as an argument to command. command The name of a utility to be invoked. count A positive integer value. pid A process identifier for a process to be monitored. secs Duration specified as a positive integer number of seconds. EXIT STATUS
The following exit values are returned: 0 Successful completion. >0 An error occurred. ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Availability |SUNWdtrc | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Interface Stability |See below. | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ The command-line syntax is Evolving. The human-readable output is Unstable. SEE ALSO
dtrace(1M), lockstat(1M), mutex_init(3C), pthread_mutex_lock(3C), pthread_rwlock_rdlock(3C), pthread_rwlock_wrlock(3C), pthread_rwlock_unlock(3C), rwlock(3C), attributes(5), fasttrap(7D) SunOS 5.11 26 Jan 2009 plockstat(1M)

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fasttrap(7D)							      Devices							      fasttrap(7D)

NAME
fasttrap - DTrace user instruction tracing provider DESCRIPTION
The fasttrap driver is a DTrace dynamic tracing provider that performs dynamic instrumentation of arbitrary instructions in Solaris pro- cesses. The fasttrap driver implements the DTrace fasttrap and pid providers. The fasttrap driver is not a public interface and you access instrumentation offered by this provider through DTrace. Refer to the Solaris Dynamic Tracing Guide for a description of the public documented interfaces available for the DTrace facility and the probes offered by the fasttrap provider. SPARC ONLY
The fasttrap provider provides a DTrace probe that fires each time a user process executes an instruction. The pid provider allows for the dynamic creation of DTrace probes corresponding to instruction locations inside any user process specified using a process ID and an instruction address or symbol name. Together these providers permit DTrace users to perform instrumentation of Solaris user processes and to trace the interactions between processes and the operating system. See the chapter entitled "User Process Tracing" in the Solaris Dynamic Tracing Guide for information on how to use these providers to instrument processes. ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for a description of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Availability |SUNWdtrp | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Interface Stability |Private | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ SEE ALSO
dtrace(1M), attributes(5), dtrace(7D) Solaris Dynamic Tracing Guide SunOS 5.10 4 Sep 2003 fasttrap(7D)
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