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Oracle® Solaris 11.4 DTrace (Dynamic Tracing) Guide

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Updated: September 2020
Chapter 17

Performance Considerations in DTrace

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.