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spindump_symbolicator(8)				    BSD System Manager's Manual 				  spindump_symbolicator(8)

NAME
spindump_symbolicator -- helper process for spindump(8) SYNOPSIS
spindump_symbolicator DESCRIPTION
spindump_symbolicator should only be used by spindump(8) and should not be invoked manually SEE ALSO
spindump(8) Darwin October 10, 2008 Darwin

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tailspin(1)						    BSD General Commands Manual 					       tailspin(1)

NAME
tailspin -- configure, save and print tailspin output SYNOPSIS
tailspin info tailspin enable tailspin disable tailspin set buffer-size buffer-size-mb ktrace-filter-descriptor filter-desc oncore-sampling-period period-in-ns full-system-sampling-period period-in-ns tailspin reset tailspin save [-r reason-string] [-l num-seconds] [-n] path-to-file tailspin augment [-s] [-d] [-l] [-L path-to-log-archive] path-to-file tailspin stat [-v] [-s] path-to-file DESCRIPTION
tailspin configures the system to continuously sample callstacks of processes and select kdebug events in the kernel trace buffer. When tail- spin data is recorded to a file, the tailspin file will contain information about the system state from about 20s prior to the save. The tailspind daemon is a helper daemon for the tailspin feature and should not be run manually. COLLECTING TAILSPIN DATA
tailspin data can be collected using the keychord when enabled: Shift-Control-Option-Command-Comma. When the command is completed, a Finder window will pop up with the saved tailspin file. SUBCOMMANDS
tailspin uses a subcommand syntax to separate different functionality into logical groups. Each subcommand takes its own set of options. info Print information about the current configuration of tailspin. enable Enable tailspin collection. Enablement persists across reboots and upgrade installs. disable Stop tailspin collection. Disablement persists across reboots and upgrade installs. tailspin can be enabled again after it has been disabled, using the same configuration. set Configure the 4 tunable parameters of tailspin. Any change applied will persist across reboots and upgrade installs. buffer-size buffer-size-mb Set up the kernel trace buffer to be buffer-size-mb big. ktrace-filter-descriptor filter-desc Apply the filter-desc to the tailspin configuration, thereby controlling which events are traced by tailspin. See FILTER DESCRIPTIONS on the syntax of a filter. oncore-sampling-period period-in-ns Set up a timer in the tailspin configuration to sample the threads that are on the CPU when the timer fires every period-in-ns. The minimum period allowed is 1 ms. full-system-sampling-period period-in-ns Set up a timer in the tailspin configuration to sample all threads of all processes when the timer fires every period-in-ns. The minimum period allowed is 10 ms. reset Remove all custom configuration of tailspin and reset to system default. save [-r reason-string] [-l num-seconds] [-n] [path-to-file] Save the current contents of the kernel trace buffer containing tailspin data to path-to-file. -r reason-string Include a key in the tailspin file indicating why it was saved. This reason can be viewed with tailspin stat. -l num-seconds Limit the data in tailspin file to that of the last num-seconds. -n Save tailspin file without symbolicating. augment [-d] [-s] [-l] [-L -path-to-log-archive] path-to-file Augment the tailspin report at path-to-file with additional information like symbols, os logs and os signposts. If not used with -d, needs to be run on the same device and build on which the tailspin file was saved . stat [-v] [-s] path-to-file Print aggregate information about the data in the tailspin file. -v Print layout information of tailspin file. -s Sort ktrace statistics by frequency of trace class/subclass. Default sorting is by class/subclass code. FILTER DESCRIPTIONS
A filter description is a comma-separated list of class and subclass specifiers that indicate which events should be traced. A class speci- fier starts with 'C' followed by a number between 0 and 255 inclusive, specified in either decimal or hex (when prepended with "0x"). A sub- class specifier starts with 'S' and takes two bytes. The high byte is the class and the low byte is the subclass of that class. For example, this filter description would enable classes 0x1 and 0x25 and the subclasses 0x21 and 0x23 of class 0x5: 'C1,C0x25,S0x0521,S0x0523'. The 'ALL' filter description enables events from all classes. VIEWING TAILSPIN DATA
tailspin data can be viewed by ktrace(1), spindump(8) and fs_usage(1). DIAGNOSTICS
The tailspin utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs. SEE ALSO
ktrace(1), fs_usage(1), spindump(8) Darwin 22 June 2016 Darwin
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