Tracealyzer for Linux leverages the LTTng tracing framework and supports both kernel and user-space tracing (UST). LTTng supports Linux kernels versions from v2.6.32 and forwards, and from v2.6.38 it does not require any kernel patches. This is a pure software solution, so no extra hardware is needed to use Tracealyzer.
The LTTng user-space tracer allows you to insert tracepoints anywhere in your application and you can even instrument standard library calls without modifying the library source code. Tracealyzer for Linux allows you to configure how each tracepoint should be interpreted, as a service call or general user event, parameters, formatting, etc. This is further described in the User Manual.
Tracealyzer can be used as a lab tool but also for post-mortem analysis. Some customers keep the recording active in their release build, which gives them very valuable trace diagnostics on real-world issues that otherwise would have been hard to analyze. The trace recorder LTTng can be configured as a “flight recorder”, keeping the latest event history in a RAM ring-buffer, or to continuously store the trace to the device file system, or to stream it directly to the development computer.
The best way to experience Tracealyzer is to download it and try the visualizations yourself. It is easy to get started and you get a free evaluation period, as well as a pre-recorded demo trace for a quick start.
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