SYNOPSIS

#include <tracefs.h>

char **tracefs_tracers(const char *tracing_dir);
char *tracefs_get_clock(struct tracefs_instance *instance);
void tracefs_list_free(char **list);

DESCRIPTION

Various useful functions for working with trace file system.

The tracefs_tracers() function returns array of strings with the names of supported tracer plugins, located in the given tracing_dir directory. This could be NULL or the location of the tracefs mount point for the trace systems of the local machine, or it may be a path to a copy of the tracefs directory from another machine. The last entry in the array as a NULL pointer. The array must be freed with tracefs_list_free() API.

The tracefs_get_clock() function returns name of the current trace clock, used in the given instance. If instance is NULL, the clock of the main trace instance is returned. The returned string must be freed with free().

The tracefs_list_free() function frees an array of strings, returned by tracefs_event_systems(), tracefs_system_events() and tracefs_tracers() APIs.

RETURN VALUE

The tracefs_tracers() returns array of strings. The last element in that array is a NULL pointer. The array must be freed with tracefs_list_free() API. In case of an error, NULL is returned.

The tracefs_get_clock() returns string, that must be freed with free(), or NULL in case of an error.

EXAMPLE

FILES

tracefs.h
        Header file to include in order to have access to the library APIs.
-ltracefs
        Linker switch to add when building a program that uses the library.

SEE ALSO

libtracefs(3), libtraceevent(3), trace-cmd(1)

AUTHOR

Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org>
Tzvetomir Stoyanov <tz.stoyanov@gmail.com>

REPORTING BUGS

LICENSE

libtracefs is Free Software licensed under the GNU LGPL 2.1

RESOURCES

COPYING

Copyright (C) 2020 VMware, Inc. Free use of this software is granted under the terms of the GNU Public License (GPL).