LTTNG-REGENERATE(1) LTTng Manual LTTNG-REGENERATE(1)
lttng-regenerate - Manage an LTTng tracing session's data regeneration
Regenerate the metadata of a session: lttng [GENERAL OPTIONS] regenerate metadata [--session=SESSION] Regenerate the state dump of a session: lttng [GENERAL OPTIONS] regenerate statedump [--session=SESSION]
The lttng regenerate command regenerates specific data of a tracing session. As of this version, the metadata and statedump actions are available. Regenerating a tracing session’s metadata The lttng regenerate metadata action can be used to resample the offset between the system’s monotonic clock and the wall-clock time. This action is meant to be used to resample the wall-clock time following a major NTP <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Network_Time_Protocol> correction. As such, a system booting with an incorrect wall time can be traced before its wall time is NTP-corrected. Regenerating the tracing session’s metadata ensures that trace viewers can accurately determine the events time relative to Unix Epoch. If you use lttng-rotate(1) or lttng-enable-rotation(1) to make tracing session rotations, this action regenerates the current and next trace chunks’s metadata files. Regenerating a tracing session’s state dump The lttng regenerate statedump action can be used to collect up-to-date state dump information during the tracing session. This is particularly useful in snapshot (see lttng-snapshot(1)) or trace file rotation (see lttng-enable-channel(1)) modes where the state dump information may be lost.
General options are described in lttng(1). -s SESSION, --session=SESSION Regenerate the data of the tracing session named SESSION instead of the current tracing session. Program information -h, --help Show command help. This option, like lttng-help(1), attempts to launch /usr/bin/man to view the command’s man page. The path to the man pager can be overridden by the LTTNG_MAN_BIN_PATH environment variable. --list-options List available command options.
The lttng regenerate metadata command can only be used on kernel and user space tracing sessions (using per-user buffering), in non-live mode. See lttng-enable-channel(1) for more information about buffering schemes and lttng-create(1) for more information about the different tracing session modes.
LTTNG_ABORT_ON_ERROR Set to 1 to abort the process after the first error is encountered. LTTNG_HOME Overrides the $HOME environment variable. Useful when the user running the commands has a non-writable home directory. LTTNG_MAN_BIN_PATH Absolute path to the man pager to use for viewing help information about LTTng commands (using lttng-help(1) or lttng COMMAND --help). LTTNG_SESSION_CONFIG_XSD_PATH Path in which the session.xsd session configuration XML schema may be found. LTTNG_SESSIOND_PATH Full session daemon binary path. The --sessiond-path option has precedence over this environment variable. Note that the lttng-create(1) command can spawn an LTTng session daemon automatically if none is running. See lttng-sessiond(8) for the environment variables influencing the execution of the session daemon.
$LTTNG_HOME/.lttngrc User LTTng runtime configuration. This is where the per-user current tracing session is stored between executions of lttng(1). The current tracing session can be set with lttng-set-session(1). See lttng-create(1) for more information about tracing sessions. $LTTNG_HOME/lttng-traces Default output directory of LTTng traces. This can be overridden with the --output option of the lttng-create(1) command. $LTTNG_HOME/.lttng User LTTng runtime and configuration directory. $LTTNG_HOME/.lttng/sessions Default location of saved user tracing sessions (see lttng-save(1) and lttng-load(1)). /usr/local/etc/lttng/sessions System-wide location of saved tracing sessions (see lttng-save(1) and lttng-load(1)). Note $LTTNG_HOME defaults to $HOME when not explicitly set.
0 Success 1 Command error 2 Undefined command 3 Fatal error 4 Command warning (something went wrong during the command)
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This program is part of the LTTng-tools project. LTTng-tools is distributed under the GNU General Public License version 2 <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/old- licenses/gpl-2.0.en.html>. See the LICENSE <https://github.com/lttng/lttng-tools/blob/master/LICENSE> file for details.
Special thanks to Michel Dagenais and the DORSAL laboratory <http://www.dorsal.polymtl.ca/> at École Polytechnique de Montréal for the LTTng journey. Also thanks to the Ericsson teams working on tracing which helped us greatly with detailed bug reports and unusual test cases.
LTTng-tools was originally written by Mathieu Desnoyers, Julien Desfossez, and David Goulet. More people have since contributed to it. LTTng-tools is currently maintained by Jérémie Galarneau <mailto:email@example.com>.
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