stapvars(3stap) — Linux manual page


STAPVARS(3stap)                                          STAPVARS(3stap)

NAME         top

       stapvars - systemtap variables

DESCRIPTION         top

       The following sections enumerate the public variables provided by
       standard tapsets installed, (the installation path is show in the
       stappaths (7) manual page).  Each variable is described with a
       type, and its behavior/restrictions.  The syntax is the same as
       printed with the stap option -p2.  Examples:

              Variable "example1" contains an integer.

       example2:string [long]
              Variable "example2" is an array of strings, indexed by

              Contains the value of the  $# value: the number of command
              line arguments passed to the systemtap script.  It is
              initialized with an implicit begin(-1) probe.

       argv:string [long]
              Contains each command line argument as a string.  argv[1]
              will equal @1 if there was at least one command line
              argument.  Arguments beyond #32 are not transcribed, and
              produce a warning message within the begin(-1) probe that
              initializes this array.

              Simply defined as the number 0.

FILES         top

       More files and their corresponding paths can be found in the
       stappaths (7) manual page.

SEE ALSO         top


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