Provided by: bpftrace_0.9.2-1_amd64 bug

NAME

       oomkill.bt - Trace OOM killer. Uses bpftrace/eBPF.

SYNOPSIS

       oomkill.bt

DESCRIPTION

       This  traces  the  kernel  out-of-memory  killer,  and prints basic details, including the
       system load averages at the time of the OOM kill. This can provide  more  context  on  the
       system  state  at  the  time: was it getting busier or steady, based on the load averages?
       This tool may also be useful to customize for investigations; for example, by adding other
       task_struct details at the time of OOM, or by adding other commands to run at the shell.

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

REQUIREMENTS

       CONFIG_BPF and bpftrace.

EXAMPLES

       Trace OOM kill events:
              # oomkill.bt

FIELDS

       Triggered by ...
              The  process ID and process name of the task that was running when another task was
              OOM killed.

       OOM kill of ...
              The process ID and name of the target process that was OOM killed.

       loadavg
              Contents of /proc/loadavg. The first three numbers are 1, 5,  and  15  minute  load
              averages  (where  the  average  is  an  exponentially  damped moving sum, and those
              numbers are constants in the equation); then there is the number of running  tasks,
              a slash, and the total number of tasks; and then the last number is the last PID to
              be created.

OVERHEAD

       Negligible.

SOURCE

       This is from bpftrace.

              https://github.com/iovisor/bpftrace

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

       This is a bpftrace version of the bcc tool of the same name. The bcc tool may provide more
       options and customizations.

              https://github.com/iovisor/bcc

OS

       Linux

STABILITY

       Unstable - in development.

AUTHOR

       Brendan Gregg

SEE ALSO

       dmesg(1)