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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

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

Limit Enabled Probes

Use Aggregations

Use Cacheable Predicates

18.  Stability

19.  Translators

20.  Versioning


Chapter 17

Performance Considerations

Because DTrace causes additional work in the system, enabling DTrace always affects system performance in some way. Often, this effect is negligible, but it can become substantial if many probes are enabled with costly enablings. This chapter describes techniques for minimizing the performance effect of DTrace.