Provided by: bpftrace_0.9.2-1_amd64 bug

NAME

       tcpretrans.bt - Trace or count TCP retransmits. Uses Linux bpftrace/eBPF

SYNOPSIS

       tcpretrans.bt

DESCRIPTION

       This  traces  TCP  retransmits,  showing  address,  port,  and  TCP state information, and
       sometimes the PID (although usually not, since retransmits are usually sent by the  kernel
       on  timeouts).  To  keep  overhead very low, only the TCP retransmit functions are traced.
       This does not trace every packet (like tcpdump(8) or a packet sniffer). Optionally, it can
       count  retransmits  over  a  user  signalled interval to spot potentially dropping network
       paths the flows are traversing.

       This uses dynamic tracing of the  kernel  tcp_retransmit_skb()  and  tcp_send_loss_probe()
       functions, and will need to be updated to match kernel changes to these functions.

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

REQUIREMENTS

       CONFIG_BPF and bcc.  CONFIG_BPF and bpftrace.

EXAMPLES

       Trace TCP retransmits:
              # tcpretrans.bt

       FIELDS

       TIME   Time of the call, in HH:MM:SS format.

       PID    Process  ID  that  was  on-CPU.  This is less useful than it might sound, as it may
              usually be 0, for the kernel, for timer-based retransmits.

       LADDR  Local IP address.

       LPORT  Local port.

       RADDR  Remote IP address.

       RPORT  Remote port.

       STATE  TCP session state.

OVERHEAD

       Should be negligible: TCP retransmit events should be low (<1000/s), and the low  overhead
       this tool adds to each event should make the cost 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, adapted for bpftrace by Dale Hamel

SEE ALSO

       tcpconnect(8), tcpaccept(8)