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Solaris Dynamic Tracing Guide
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1.  Introduction

2.  Types, Operators, and Expressions

3.  Variables

4.  D Program Structure

5.  Pointers and Arrays

6.  Strings

7.  Structs and Unions

8.  Type and Constant Definitions

9.  Aggregations

10.  Actions and Subroutines

11.  Buffers and Buffering

12.  Output Formatting

13.  Speculative Tracing

14.  dtrace(1M) Utility

15.  Scripting

16.  Options and Tunables

17.  dtrace Provider

18.  lockstat Provider

19.  profile Provider

20.  fbt Provider

21.  syscall Provider

22.  sdt Provider

23.  sysinfo Provider

24.  vminfo Provider

25.  proc Provider

26.  sched Provider

27.  io Provider

28.  mib Provider

29.  fpuinfo Provider

30.  pid Provider

Naming pid Probes

Function Boundary Probes

entry Probes

return Probes

Function Offset Probes


31.  plockstat Provider

32.  fasttrap Provider

33.  User Process Tracing

34.  Statically Defined Tracing for User Applications

35.  Security

36.  Anonymous Tracing

37.  Postmortem Tracing

38.  Performance Considerations

39.  Stability

40.  Translators

41.  Versioning



Function Boundary Probes

The pid provider enables you to trace function entry and return in user programs just as the FBT provider provides that capability for the kernel. Most of the examples in this manual that use the FBT provider to trace kernel function calls can be modified slightly to apply to user processes.

entry Probes

An entry probe fires when the traced function is invoked. The arguments to entry probes are the values of the arguments to the traced function.

return Probes

A return probes fires when the traced function returns or makes a tail call to another function. The value for arg0 is the offset in the function of the return instruction; arg1 holds the return value.

Note - Using argN returns the raw unfiltered values as type int64_t. The pid provider does not support the args[N] format.