ovs-parse-backtrace(8)       Open vSwitch Manual      ovs-parse-backtrace(8)

NAME         top

       ovs-parse-backtrace - parses ovs-appctl backtrace output

SYNOPSIS         top

       ovs-appctl backtrace | ovs-parse-backtrace [binary]

       ovs-parse-backtrace [binary] < backtrace

DESCRIPTION         top

       In some configurations, many Open vSwitch daemons can produce a
       series of backtraces using the ovs-appctl backtrace command.  Users
       can analyze these backtraces to figure out what the given Open
       vSwitch daemon may be spending most of its time doing.
       ovs-parse-backtrace makes this output easier to interpret.

       The ovs-appctl backtrace output must be supplied on standard input.
       The binary that produced the output should be supplied as the sole
       non-option argument.  For best results, the binary should have debug

OPTIONS         top

       --help Prints a usage message and exits.

       --version Prints the version and exits.

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Open vSwitch                    October 2012          ovs-parse-backtrace(8)