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       fstrace - Introduction to the fstrace command suite


       The commands in the fstrace command suite are the interface that system administrators
       employ to trace Cache Manager operations for debugging purposes. Examples of Cache Manager
       operations are fetching file data or the status information used to produce output for the
       UNIX ls command.

       The fstrace command interpreter defines an extensive set of Cache Manager operations as
       the "cm" event set.  When the event set is activated, the Cache Manager writes a message
       to the "cmfx" trace log in kernel memory each time it performs one of the defined
       operations. The log expands only to a defined size (by default, 60 KB), after which it is
       overwritten in a circular fashion (new trace messages overwrite the oldest ones). If an
       operation of particular interest occurs, the administrator can afterward display the log
       on the standard output stream or write it to a file for later study. For more specific
       procedural instructions, see the OpenAFS Administration Guide.

       There are several categories of commands in the fstrace command suite:

       •   Commands to administer or display information about the trace log: fstrace clear,
           fstrace lslog, and fstrace setlog.

       •   Commands to set or display the status of the event set: fstrace lsset and fstrace

       •   A command to display the contents of the trace log: fstrace dump.

       •   Commands to obtain help: fstrace apropos and fstrace help.


       All fstrace commands accept the following optional flag.  It is listed in the command
       descriptions and described in detail here:

           Prints a command's online help message on the standard output stream. Do not combine
           this flag with any of the command's other options; when it is provided, the command
           interpreter ignores all other options, and only prints the help message.


       To issue most fstrace commands, the issuer must be logged on as the local superuser "root"
       on the machine that is generating the trace log.


       fstrace_apropos(8), fstrace_clear(8), fstrace_dump(8), fstrace_help(8), fstrace_lslog(8),
       fstrace_lsset(8), fstrace_setlog(8), fstrace_setset(8)


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