SystemTap User-Space Markers

Since SystemTap 0.9.9 released in August 2009 SystemTap includes support for SystemTap user-space markers. The SystemTap user-space markers are enabled in Fedora 28 and RHEL 7 and allow SystemTap to probe various aspects of its operation such as the start and completion of each phase of converting a SystemTap script into instrumentation.. Below is the SystemTap command and the resulting output listing the SystemTap user-space probes points:

$ stap -L "stap.**"
stap.cache_add_mod source_path:string dest_path:string $arg1:long $arg2:long
stap.cache_add_src source_path:string dest_path:string $arg1:long $arg2:long
stap.cache_clean path:string $arg1:long
stap.cache_get source_path:string module_path:string $arg1:long $arg2:long
stap.pass0 session:long $arg1:long
stap.pass0.end session:long $arg1:long
stap.pass1.end session:long $arg1:long
stap.pass1a session:long $arg1:long
stap.pass1b session:long $arg1:long
stap.pass2 session:long $arg1:long
stap.pass2.end session:long $arg1:long
stap.pass3 session:long $arg1:long
stap.pass3.end session:long $arg1:long
stap.pass4 session:long $arg1:long
stap.pass4.end session:long $arg1:long
stap.pass5 session:long $arg1:long
stap.pass5.end session:long $arg1:long
stap.pass6 session:long $arg1:long
stap.pass6.end session:long $arg1:long
stap.system command:string $arg1:long
stap.system.return ret:long $arg1:long $arg2:long
stap.system.spawn ret:long pid:long $arg1:long $arg2:long

Using SystemTap User-Space Markers

To use the SystemTap user-space markers on a Fedora you will need:

Examples Scripts for SystemTap Probing

Short example scripts:


None: SystemTapMarkers (last edited 2020-08-05 20:47:06 by WilliamCohen)