|gethostlatency(8)||System Manager's Manual||gethostlatency(8)|
gethostlatency.bt - Show latency for getaddrinfo/gethostbyname calls. Uses bpftrace/eBPF.
This traces and prints when getaddrinfo(), gethostbyname(), and gethostbyname2() are called, system wide, and shows the responsible PID and command name, latency of the call (duration) in milliseconds, and the host string.
This tool can be useful for identifying DNS latency, by identifying which remote host name lookups were slow, and by how much.
This tool currently uses dynamic tracing of user-level functions and registers, and may need modifications to match your software and processor architecture.
Since this uses BPF, only the root user can use this tool.
CONFIG_BPF and bcc.
- Trace host lookups (getaddrinfo/gethostbyname) system wide:
- # gethostlatency.bt
The rate of lookups should be relatively low, so the overhead is not expected to be a problem.
This is from bpftrace.
Also look in the bpftrace distribution for a companion _examples.txt file containing example usage, output, and commentary for this tool.
This is a bpftrace version of the bcc tool of the same name. The bcc tool provides command line options.
Unstable - in development.