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NAME

       funcslower - Trace slow kernel or user function calls.

SYNOPSIS

       funcslower  [-hf] [-p PID] [-U | -K] [-m MIN_MS] [-u MIN_US] [-a ARGUMENTS] [-T] [-t] [-v]
       function [function ...]

DESCRIPTION

       This script traces a kernel or user function's entry  and  return  points,  and  prints  a
       message  when the function's latency exceeded the specified threshold.  Multiple functions
       are supported, and  you  can  mix  kernel  functions  with  user  functions  in  different
       libraries.

       WARNING: See the OVERHEAD section.

       By  default,  a  minimum  millisecond  threshold of 1 is used. Recursive functions are not
       supported: only the inner-most recursive invocation will be traced.

       Since this uses BPF, only the root user can use this tool.

REQUIREMENTS

       CONFIG_BPF and bcc.

OPTIONS

       -p PID Trace this PID only.

       -m MIN_NS
              Minimum duration to trace, in milliseconds. Default is 1 ms.

       -u MIN_US
              Minimum duration to trace, in microseconds.

       -a ARGUMENTS
              Print the function's arguments, up to 6.

       -T     Print a HH:MM:SS timestamp with each entry.

       -t     Print a seconds timestamp with each entry, at microsecond resolution.

       -f     Print output in folded stack format.

       -U     Show stacks from user space only (no kernel space stacks).

       -K     Show stacks from kernel space only (no user space stacks).

       -v     Print the resulting BPF program, for debugging purposes.

       function
              The function to trace -- multiple functions are supported. If a plain function name
              is  provided,  the function is assumed to be a kernel function. For user functions,
              provide the library name and the function name, e.g. bash:readline or c:malloc.

EXAMPLES

       Trace vfs_write calls slower than 1ms:
              # funcslower vfs_write

       Trace open() calls in libc slower than 10us:
              # funcslower -u 10 c:open

       Trace both malloc() and free() slower than 10us, in pid 135 only:
              # funcslower -p 135 -u 10 c:malloc c:free

       Trace the write syscall and print its first 4 arguments:
              # funcslower -a 4 SyS_write

       Trace opens from libc and print the user and kernel stack frames:
              # funcslower -UK c:open

FIELDS

       TIME   Time of the event as a human-readable HH:MM:SS format, or a timestamp in seconds at
              microsecond-accuracy from the first event seen.

       COMM   Process name.

       PID    Process ID.

       LAT    Latency of the operation in either microseconds (us) or milliseconds (ms).

       RVAL   The  return  value  from  the  function. Often useful for diagnosing a relationship
              between slow and failed function calls.

       FUNC   The function name, followed by its arguments if requested.

OVERHEAD

       Depending on the function(s) being  traced,  overhead  can  become  severe.  For  example,
       tracing  a common function like malloc() can slow down a C/C++ program by a factor of 2 or
       more. On the other hand, tracing a low-frequency event like  the  SyS_setreuid()  function
       will  probably not be as prohibitive, and in fact negligible for functions that are called
       up to 100-1000 times per second.

       You should first use the funclatency and argdist tools  for  investigation,  because  they
       summarize  data  in-kernel and have a much lower overhead than this tool. To get a general
       idea of the number of times a particular function is called (and estimate  the  overhead),
       use the funccount tool, e.g.:

       # funccount c:open

SOURCE

       This is from bcc.

              https://github.com/iovisor/bcc

       Also  look  in  the bcc distribution for a companion _examples.txt file containing example
       usage, output, and commentary for this tool.

OS

       Linux

STABILITY

       Unstable - in development.

AUTHOR

       Sasha Goldshtein

SEE ALSO

       funccount(8), funclatency(8), argdist(8), trace(8)