NAME
ratrace – trace process system calls

SYNOPSIS
ratrace [ pid ] | [ –c command ]

DESCRIPTION
Ratrace shows the system calls executed by a process, either the one with pid or a fresh invocation of command.

Trace output is determined by the kernel, not ratrace. Certain fixed rules apply. The first four fields of the output are pid, text name, system call name, and the PC of the user program. Data is always printed as pointer/"string", where the string is the first 32 bytes of the data, with . replacing non–printing ASCII characters (printing characters are those between ASCII space (SP) and delete (DEL), exclusive). Return values follow an =, and include the integer return value, the errstr (with "" if there is no errstr), and the start and stop times for the system call in nanoseconds. The times are exclusive of the overhead for tracing.

FILES
/proc/pid/syscall
/proc/
pid/ctl

SOURCE
/sys/src/cmd/ratrace.c

SEE ALSO
acid(1), db(1), proc(3)

BUGS
The printing of the data is too limited in length; printing . instead of something more sensible is limiting.
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