xentrace_format - pretty-print Xen trace data
parses trace data in xentrace
binary format from
standard input and reformats it according to the rules in a file of
definitions ( DEFS-FILE
), printing to standard output.
The rules in DEFS-FILE
should have the format shown below:
event_id whitespace format
Each rule should start on a new line.
The format string may include format specifiers, such as: %(cpu)d, %(tsc)d,
%(event)d, %(1)d, %(2)d, %(3)d, %(4)d, %(5)d
[ the `d' format specifier output in decimal, alternatively `x'
will output in hexadecimal and `o' will output in octal ]
These correspond to the CPU number, event ID, timestamp counter and the 5 data
fields from the trace record. There should be one such rule for each type of
event to be pretty-printed (events which do not have formatting rules are
A sample format file for Xen's predefined trace events is available in the file
tools/xentrace/formats in the Xen source tree.
Depending on your system and the rate at which trace data is produced, this
script may not be able to keep up with the output of xentrace
if it is
piped directly. In these circumstances you should have xentrace
to a file for processing off-line.
Mark A. Williamson <firstname.lastname@example.org>