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reset-trace(8) System Manager's Manual reset-trace(8)


reset-trace - reset the state of tracing.


reset-trace [-F] [-h] [-q] [-v]


You will probably never need this tool. If you kill -9 a bcc tool (plus other signals, like SIGTERM), or if a bcc tool crashes, then kernel tracing can be left in a semi-enabled state. It's not as bad as it sounds: there may just be overhead for writing to ring buffers that are never read. This tool can be used to clean up the tracing state, and reset and disable active tracing.

Make sure no other tracing sessions are active. This tool might stop them from functioning (perhaps ungracefully).

This specifically clears the state in at least the following files in /sys/kernel/debug/tracing: kprobe_events, uprobe_events, trace_pipe. Other tracing facilities (ftrace) are checked, and if not in an expected state, a note is printed. All tracing files can be reset with -F for force, but this will interfere with any other running tracing sessions (eg, ftrace).


/sys/kernel/debug mounted as debugfs


Force. Will reset all tracing facilities, including those not used by bcc (ftrace). You shouldn't need to use this.
USAGE message.
Quiet. No output while working.
Verbose: print what it is doing.


# reset-trace
# reset-trace -v


This is from bcc.

Also look in the bcc distribution for a companion _examples.txt file containing example usage, output, and commentary for this tool.




Unstable - in development.


Brendan Gregg

2016-10-18 USER COMMANDS