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OpenSolaris 2009.06 - man page for plockstat (opensolaris section 1m)

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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