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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

       strace  -  Writes STREAMS event trace messages to standard

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

       /usr/sbin/strace [mod_ID sub_ID pri_level]

OPERANDS    [Toc]    [Back]

       Specifies the STREAMS module identification number.  Specifies
 a subidentification number (often corresponding to a
       minor device).  Specifies a tracing priority  level.   The
       strace  command  will  get messages of a level equal to or
       less than the value in the pri_level argument.  The  value
       of the argument must be a nonnegative integer.

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

       The  strace command gets STREAMS event trace messages from
       STREAMS drivers and modules via  the  STREAMS  log  driver
       (strlog),  and  writes  these messages to standard output.
       You can limit the messages strace receives  by  specifying
       arguments to the command. All three operands must be specified

       You can specify all as the value for any of the  arguments
       in  the  strace command line. The value all indicates that
       there are no restrictions for that argument.

       You can also specify multiple sets of the command's  three
       arguments to obtain the messages from more than one driver
       or module.

       More than one strace process  can  open  the  STREAMS  log
       driver  at  a time. When you invoke strace, the log driver
       compares the sets of arguments from the command line  with
       actual trace messages, returning the messages that satisfy
       the criteria.

       STREAMS event trace messages have  the  following  format:
       seqnum   stdtime   tickstime   pri_level  ntfycode  mod_ID
       sub_ID  msgtext

       The event trace sequence number.  The time the message was
       sent,  in  the  format hh:mm:ss.  The time the message was
       sent, measured in machine ticks since the last boot.   The
       tracing priority level as defined by the STREAMS driver or
       module that originates the messages.  Can be either of the
       following  indicators: Indicates that the message has also
       been saved in the error log.  Indicates that  the  message
       signaled  a fatal error.  The module identification number
       of the trace message source.  The subidentification number
       of the trace message source.  The trace message text.

       The strace command runs until terminated by the user.

RESTRICTIONS    [Toc]    [Back]

       Running  strace  with  several sets of arguments can negatively
 affect STREAMS performance, particularly for  those
       modules and drivers sending the messages.

       Also  be  aware  that  strace  may not be able to handle a
       large number of messages.  If drivers and  modules  return
       messages to strace too quickly, some may be lost.

EXAMPLES    [Toc]    [Back]

       To  display all trace messages received from the driver or
       module identified by mod_ID 28, enter: % strace 28 all all
       To  display those trace messages from the driver or module
       identified by mod_ID 28 and its minor  devices  identified
       by  the sub_IDs 2, 3, and 4, enter: % strace  28 2 all  28
       3 all  28 4 all

              This command line causes messages  of  any  tracing
              priority  level  to  be  displayed.  To display the
              trace messages from the same driver or  module  and
              sub_IDs,  but  limited  to certain priority levels,
              enter: % strace  28 2 0  28 3 0  28 4 1

              This command  line  specifies  that  messages  from
              driver or module 28 and sub_IDs 2 and 3 must have a
              tracing priority of 0, and those from sub_ID 4 must
              have a tracing priority equal to or less than 1.

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

       Commands: strclean(8), strerr(8)

       Interfaces: strlog(7)

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