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Oracle Solaris 11.1 Dynamic Tracing Guide     Oracle Solaris 11.1 Information Library
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1.  About DTrace

2.  D Programming Language

3.  Aggregations

4.  Actions and Subroutines

5.  Buffers and Buffering

Principal Buffers

Principal Buffer Policies

switch Policy

fill Policy

fill Policy and END Probes

ring Policy

Other Buffers

Buffer Sizes

Buffer Resizing Policy

6.  Output Formatting

7.  Speculative Tracing

8.  dtrace(1M) Utility

9.  Scripting

10.  Options and Tunables

11.  Providers

12.  User Process Tracing

13.  Statically Defined Tracing for User Applications

14.  Security

15.  Anonymous Tracing

16.  Postmortem Tracing

17.  Performance Considerations

18.  Stability

19.  Translators

20.  Versioning


Chapter 5

Buffers and Buffering

Data buffering and management is an essential service provided by the DTrace framework for its clients, such as dtrace(1M). This chapter explores data buffering in detail and describes options you can use to change DTrace's buffer management policies.