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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



Chapter 30

pid Provider

The pid provider allows for tracing of the entry and return of a function in a user process as well as any instruction as specified by an absolute address or function offset. The pid provider has no probe effect when probes are not enabled. When probes are enabled, the probes only induce probe effect on those processes that are traced.

Note - When the compiler inlines a function, the pid provider's probe does not fire. To avoid inlining a function at compile time, consult the documentation for your compiler.

Note - The pid provider behaves unpredictably when it probes a function that uses function pointers to call a sub-function. You can explicitly place probes at the addresses of the function's entry and return to analyze such functions.