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plockstat

Section: System Administration Commands (1M)
Updated: 26 Jan 2009
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NAME

plockstat - report user-level lock statistics  

SYNOPSIS

plockstat [-vACHV] [-n count] [-s depth] [-e secs] 
     [-x arg [=val]] command [arg]...

plockstat [-vACHV] [-n count] [-s depth] [-e secs] 
     [-x arg [=val]] -p pid

 

DESCRIPTION

The plockstat utility gathers and displays user-level locking statistics. By default, plockstat monitors all lock contention events, gathers frequency and timing data about those events, and displays the data in decreasing frequency order, so that the most common events appear first.

plockstat gathers data until the specified command completes or the process specified with the -p option completes.

plockstat relies on DTrace to instrument a running process or a command it invokes to trace events of interest. This imposes a small but measurable performance overhead on the processes being observed. Users must have the dtrace_proc privilege and have permission to observe a particular process with plockstat. Refer to the for more information about DTrace security features.  

OPTIONS

The following options are supported:

-A

Watch all lock events. This option is equivalent to -CH.

-C

Watch contention events.

-H

Watch hold events.

-e secs

Exit after the number of seconds specified have elapsed.

-n count

Display only the specified number of entries for each output category.

-s depth

Record a stack trace rather than just the calling function.

-p pid

Specify a process ID from which plockstat is to gather data.

-v

Print out a message to indicate that tracing has started.

-x arg[=val]

Enable or modify a DTrace runtime option or D compiler option. The list of options is found in the Solaris Dynamic Tracing Guide. Boolean options are enabled by specifying their name. Options with values are set by separating the option name and value with an equals sign (=).

-V

Print the Dtrace commands used to gather the data. The output can then be used directly with the dtrace(1M) command.

 

OPERANDS

The following operands are supported:

arg

A string to be passed as an argument to command.

command

The name of a utility to be invoked.

count

A positive integer value.

pid

A process identifier for a process to be monitored.

secs

Duration specified as a positive integer number of seconds.

 

EXIT STATUS

The following exit values are returned:

0

Successful completion.

>0

An error occurred.

 

ATTRIBUTES

See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

ATTRIBUTE TYPEATTRIBUTE VALUE

AvailabilitySUNWdtrc

Interface Stability

The command-line syntax is Evolving. The human-readable output is Unstable.  

SEE ALSO

dtrace(1M), lockstat(1M), mutex_init(3C), pthread_mutex_lock(3C), pthread_rwlock_rdlock(3C), pthread_rwlock_wrlock(3C), pthread_rwlock_unlock(3C), rwlock(3C), attributes(5), fasttrap(7D)


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
OPERANDS
EXIT STATUS
ATTRIBUTES
SEE ALSO

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