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NAME

       syscount - Summarize syscall counts and latencies.

SYNOPSIS

       syscount [-h] [-p PID] [-i INTERVAL] [-d DURATION] [-T TOP] [-x] [-e ERRNO] [-L] [-m] [-P]
       [-l]

DESCRIPTION

       This tool traces syscall entry and exit tracepoints and summarizes either  the  number  of
       syscalls  of each type, or the number of syscalls per process. It can also collect latency
       (invocation time) for each syscall or each process.

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

REQUIREMENTS

       CONFIG_BPF  and  bcc.  Linux  4.7+  is  required  to  attach  a   BPF   program   to   the
       raw_syscalls:sys_{enter,exit} tracepoints, used by this tool.

OPTIONS

       -h     Print usage message.

       -p PID Trace only this process.

       -i INTERVAL
              Print the summary at the specified interval (in seconds).

       -d DURATION
              Total duration of trace (in seconds).

       -T TOP Print only this many entries. Default: 10.

       -x     Trace only failed syscalls (i.e., the return value from the syscall was < 0).

       -e ERRNO
              Trace only syscalls that failed with that error (e.g. -e EPERM or -e 1).

       -m     Display times in milliseconds. Default: microseconds.

       -P     Summarize by process and not by syscall.

       -l     List  the  syscalls  recognized by the tool (hard-coded list). Syscalls beyond this
              list will still be displayed, as "[unknown: nnn]" where nnn is the syscall number.

EXAMPLES

       Summarize all syscalls by syscall:
              # syscount

       Summarize all syscalls by process:
              # syscount -P

       Summarize only failed syscalls:
              # syscount -x

       Summarize only syscalls that failed with EPERM:
              # syscount -e EPERM

       Trace PID 181 only:
              # syscount -p 181

       Summarize syscalls counts and latencies:
              # syscount -L

FIELDS

       PID    Process ID

       COMM   Process name

       SYSCALL
              Syscall name, or "[unknown: nnn]" for syscalls that aren't recognized

       COUNT  The number of events

       TIME   The total elapsed time (in us or ms)

OVERHEAD

       For most applications, the overhead should be manageable if they perform  1000's  or  even
       10,000's  of  syscalls per second. For higher rates, the overhead may become considerable.
       For example, tracing a loop of 4 million calls to geteuid(), slows it down by  1.85x  when
       tracing only syscall counts, and slows it down by more than 5x when tracing syscall counts
       and latencies. However, this represents a rate of >3.5 million syscalls per second,  which
       should not be typical.

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), ucalls(8), argdist(8), trace(8), funclatency(8)