Saturday Jun 27, 2009

Follow fork for dtrace pid provider?

There is a ongoing request to have follow fork functionality for the dtrace pid provider but so far no one has stood upto the plate for that RFE. In the mean time my best workaround for this is this:

cjg@brompton:~/lang/d$ cat followfork.d
proc:::start
/ppid == $target/
{
	stop();
	printf("fork %d\\n", pid);
	system("dtrace -qs child.d -p %d", pid);
}
cjg@brompton:~/lang/d$ cat child.d
pid$target::malloc:entry
{
	printf("%d %s:%s %d\\n", pid, probefunc, probename, ustackdepth)
}
cjg@brompton:~/lang/d$ pfexec /usr/sbin/dtrace -qws followfork.d -s child.d -p 26758
26758 malloc:entry 22
26758 malloc:entry 15
26758 malloc:entry 18
26758 malloc:entry 18
26758 malloc:entry 18
fork 27548
27548 malloc:entry 7
27548 malloc:entry 7
27548 malloc:entry 18
27548 malloc:entry 16
27548 malloc:entry 18

Clearly you can have the child script do what ever you wish.

Better solutions are welcome!

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