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dtdynamic tracer

pseudo-device dt

System and application tracing can happen in the kernel. It has to be configured and enabled through the ioctl(2) interface exposed by the pseudo-device /dev/dt.

This device can only be opened when the kern.allowdt sysctl(2) variable is set.

The ioctl(2) command codes below are defined in <dev/dt/dtvar.h>.

struct dtioc_probe *dtpr
Get available probe entries.
struct dtioc_probe {
	size_t		 	 dtpr_size;
	struct dtioc_probe_info	*dtpr_probes;

If dtpr_size is non-zero, as many probes as possible that can fit into this size will be copied into the supplied buffer. On exit, dtpr_size is always set to the total size required to hold all probe entries (i.e., it is set to sizeof(struct dtioc_probe_info) * dt_nprobes).

struct dtioc_stat *dtst
Get statistics for current recording.
struct dtioc_stat {
	uint64_t		 dtst_readevt;
	uint64_t		 dtst_dropevt;
int on
Start or stop recording.
struct dtioc_req *dtrq
Enable the given probe for recording.
struct dtioc_req {
	uint32_t		 dtrq_pbn;
	struct dt_filter	 dtrq_filter;
	uint32_t		 dtrq_rate;
	uint64_t		 dtrq_evtflags;

dynamic tracing device.

An open of /dev/dt will fail if:

the kern.allowdt sysctl(2) variable wasn't set.
not enough memory space was available.


The dt dynamic tracing mechanism first appeared in OpenBSD 6.7.

August 13, 2020 OpenBSD-current