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NAME

       fstrace_dump - Dumps a trace log

SYNOPSIS

       fstrace dump [-set <set name>+]
           [-follow <log name>]
           [-file <output filename>]
           [-sleep <seconds between reads>]
           [-help]

       fstrace d [-se <set name>+]
           [-fo <log name>]
           [-fi <output filename>]
           [-sl <seconds between reads>]
           [-h]

DESCRIPTION

       The fstrace dump command displays the current contents of the "cmfx" trace log on the
       standard output stream or writes it to the file named by the -file argument.

       To write the log continuously to the standard output stream or to a file, use the -follow
       argument. By default, the log's contents are written out every ten seconds and then
       automatically cleared. To change the interval between writes, use the -sleep argument.

CAUTIONS

       This command produces output only if the "cm" event set is active. To display or set the
       event set's state, use the fstrace lsset or fstrace setset command respectively.

       To make the output from this command maximally readable, the message catalog file called
       afszcm.cat must reside in the local /etc/openafs/C directory. If necessary, copy the file
       to that directory from the AFS Binary Distribution before activating tracing.

       When the "cm" event set is active, a defined amount of kernel memory (by default, 60 KB)
       is allocated for the "cmfx" trace log. As described in fstrace(8), when the buffer is
       full, messages are overwritten in a circular fashion (new messages overwrite the oldest
       ones). To allocate more kernel memory for the log, use the fstrace setlog command; to
       display the log buffer's current size, use the fstrace lslog command with the -long
       argument.

OPTIONS

       -set <set name>+
           Names the event set for which to write out the associated trace log. The only
           acceptable value is "cm" (for which the associated trace log is "cmfx"). Provide
           either this argument or the -log argument, or omit both to write out the "cmfx" log by
           default.

       -follow <log name>
           Names the trace log to write out continuously at a specified interval (by default,
           every ten seconds; use the -sleep argument to change the interval). The log is cleared
           after each write operation.

           The only acceptable value is "cmfx". Provide either this argument or the -set
           argument, or omit both to write out the "cmfx" log by default.

       -file <output filename>
           Specifies the pathname of the file to which to write the trace log's contents. It can
           be in AFS or on the local disk. Partial pathnames are interpreted relative to the
           current working directory. If this argument is omitted, the trace log appears on the
           standard output stream.

       -sleep <seconds between reads>
           Sets the number of seconds between writes of the trace log's contents when it is
           dumped continuously. Provide the -follow argument along with this one. If this
           argument is omitted, the default interval is ten seconds.

       -help
           Prints the online help for this command. All other valid options are ignored.

OUTPUT

       The output begins with a header specifying the date and time at which the write operation
       began. If the -follow argument is not included, the header also reports the number of logs
       being dumped; it is always 1, since there is only the "cmfx" trace log.  The format of the
       header is as follows:

          AFS Trace Dump -
            Date: I<starting_timestamp>
          Found 1 logs.
          Contents of log cmfx:

       Each subsequent message describes a Cache Manager operation in the following format:

          time <timestamp>, pid <pid>:<event_message>

       where

       <timestamp>
           Specifies the time at which the Cache Manager performed the operation, as the number
           of seconds since the dump began.

       <pid>
           Specifies the process ID of the process or thread associated with the message.

       <event_message>
           Is the message itself. They are generally meaningful only to someone familiar with the
           AFS source code.

       In addition, every 1024 seconds the fstrace command interpreter writes a message that
       records the current clock time, in the following format:

          time <timestamp>, pid <pid>: Current time: <unix_time>

       where

       <timestamp>
           Is the number of seconds from the start of trace logging.

       <pid>
           Is the process ID number.

       <unix_time>
           Is the machine's clock time, represent in the standard UNIX time format as the number
           of seconds since midnight on January 1, 1970.

       Use this message to determine the actual clock time associated with each log message.
       Determine the actual time as follows:

       ·   Locate the message of interest.

       ·   Search backward through the trace file for the closest current time message.

       ·   If the current time message's timestamp is smaller than the log message's timestamp,
           subtract former from the latter.  If the current time message's timestamp is larger
           than the log message's timestamp, add 1024 to the latter and subtract the former from
           the result.

       ·   Add the resulting number to the current time message's <unix_time> to determine the
           log message's actual time.

           If any of the data in the kernel trace buffer has been overwritten since tracing was
           activated, the following message appears at the appropriate place in the output:

              Log wrapped; data missing.

           To reduce the likelihood of overwriting, use the fstrace setlog command to increase
           the kernel buffer's size. To display the current defined buffer size, use the fstrace
           lslog command with the -long argument.

           The following message at the end of the log dump indicates that it is completed:

              AFS Trace Dump - Completed

EXAMPLES

       The following command dumps the log associated with the cm event set to the standard
       output stream.

          # fstrace dump -set cm
          AFS Trace Dump -
             Date: Tue Apr  7 10:54:57 1998
          Found 1 logs.
          time 32.965783, pid 0: Tue Apr  7 10:45:52 1998
          time 32.965783, pid 33657: Close 0x5c39ed8 flags 0x20
          time 32.965897, pid 33657: Gn_close vp 0x5c39ed8 flags 0x20 (returns 0x0)
          time 35.159854, pid 10891: Breaking callback for 5bd95e4 states 1024 (volume 0)
          time 35.407081, pid 10891: Breaking callback for 5c0fadc states 1024 (volume 0)
                                           .
                                           .
                                           .
          time 71.440456, pid 33658: Lookup adp 0x5bbdcf0 name g3oCKs \
               fid (756 4fb7e:588d240.2ff978a8.6)
          time 71.440569, pid 33658: Returning code 2 from 19
          time 71.440619, pid 33658: Gn_lookup vp 0x5bbdcf0 name g3oCKs (returns 0x2)
          time 71.464989, pid 38267: Gn_open vp 0x5bbd000 flags 0x0 (returns 0x0)
          AFS Trace Dump - Completed

       The following command dumps the trace log associated with the cm event set on the local
       machine to the file "cmfx.dump.file.1", using the default interval of 10 seconds between
       successive dumps:

          # fstrace dump -follow cmfx -file cmfx.dump.file.1

PRIVILEGE REQUIRED

       The issuer must be logged in as the local superuser "root".

SEE ALSO

       afszcm.cat(5), fstrace(8), fstrace_lslog(8), fstrace_setlog(8), fstrace_lsset(8)

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