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ktrace is described as 'The ktrace utility enables kernel trace logging for the specified processes. Kernel trace data is logged to the file ktrace.out. The kernel operations that are traced include system calls, namei translations, signal processing, and I/O' and is an app in the development category. There are seven alternatives to ktrace for Linux, BSD, FreeBSD, Mac and Solaris. The best alternative is ftrace, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like ktrace are strace, DTrace, ltrace and perf.

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The ktrace utility enables kernel trace logging for the specified processes. Kernel trace data is logged to the file...

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  1. ftrace

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    8 alternatives to ftrace 

    Ftrace is an internal tracer designed to find what is going on inside the kernel.

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    1.  Command line interfaceftrace either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
  2. strace

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • FreeBSD
    14 alternatives to strace 

    strace is a diagnostic, debugging and instructional userspace utility for Linux. It is used to monitor interactions between processes and the Linux kernel, which include system calls, signal deliveries, and changes of process state.

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    DTrace

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Solaris
    • FreeBSD
    7 alternatives to DTrace 

    DTrace is a performance analysis and troubleshooting tool that is included by default with various operating systems, including Solaris, Mac OS X and FreeBSD. A Linux port is in development.

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  4. ltrace

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • FreeBSD
    13 alternatives to ltrace 

    ltrace intercepts and records dynamic library calls which are called by an executed process and the signals received by that process. It can also intercept and print the system calls executed by the program. Used for debugging.

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  5. perf

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    7 alternatives to perf 

    perf is a performance analyzing tool in Linux, available from Linux kernel version 2.6.31 under tools/perf, and is frequently updated and enhanced. It is capable of lightweight profiling, supports hardware performance counters, tracepoints, software performance counters (e.g.

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    ktap

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    8 alternatives to ktap 

    ktap is a script-based dynamic tracing tool for Linux. It uses a scripting language and lets users trace the Linux kernel dynamically. ktap is designed to give operational insights with interoperability that allows users to tune, troubleshoot and extend the kernel and...

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    SystemTap

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    8 alternatives to SystemTap 

    SystemTap provides free software (GPL) infrastructure to simplify the gathering of information about the running Linux system. This assists diagnosis of a performance or functional problem. SystemTap eliminates the need for the developer to go through the tedious and disruptive...

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