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strace Alternatives for Linux

There are many alternatives to strace for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is Sysdig, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to strace and ten of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to strace are Valgrind, ftrace, DTrace and ltrace.

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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Linux
  • BSD
  • FreeBSD

strace is a diagnostic, debugging and instructional userspace utility for Linux. It is used to monitor interactions between...

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    Sysdig

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Sysdig is open source, system-level exploration: capture system state and activity from a running Linux instance, then save, filter and analyze. Think of it as strace + tcpdump + lsof + awesome sauce.

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    Valgrind

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • Android

    Valgrind is an instrumentation framework for building dynamic analysis tools. There are Valgrind tools that can automatically detect many memory management and threading bugs, and profile your programs in detail. You can also use Valgrind to build new tools.

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  3. ftrace

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

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

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    DTrace

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Solaris
    • FreeBSD

    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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  5. ltrace

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • FreeBSD

    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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  6. perf

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    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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    JTracer

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Java Mobile
    • Android Tablet

    C++ exception (and generic) stack trace debug suite.

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    Libcsdbg

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Libcsdbg is a C++ exception stack tracer. When an exception is thrown, caught and handled, libcsdbg offers the tools to create and process the exception stack trace, the path the exception has propagated up the call stack, unwinding it, up to the section were it was handled.

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    ktap

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    ktap is a script-based dynamic tracing tool for Linux. It uses a scripting language and lets users trace the Linux kernel dynamically.

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    SystemTap

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    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.

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