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babeltrace2-sink.ctf.fs - Babeltrace 2's file system CTF sink component class

A Babeltrace 2 sink.ctf.fs component writes the messages it consumes to one or more CTF (see <https://diamon.org/ctf/>) 1.8 traces on the file system.

            +-------------+
            | sink.ctf.fs |
            |             +--> CTF trace(s) on
Messages -->@ in          |    the file system
            +-------------+

See babeltrace2-intro(7) to learn more about the Babeltrace 2 project and its core concepts.

A sink.ctf.fs component does not merge traces: it writes the messages of different input traces to different output traces.

A sink.ctf.fs component makes a best effort to write CTF traces that are semantically equivalent to the input traces. As of this version, the component writes CTF 1.8 traces, so the following field class translations can occur:

•The component translates a boolean field class to a CTF unsigned 8-bit integer field class.

The unsigned integer field’s value is 0 when the boolean field’s value is false and 1 when the boolean field’s value is true.

•The component translates a bit array field to a CTF unsigned integer field class having the same length.

•The component translates an option field class to a CTF variant field class where the options are an empty structure field class and the optional field class itself.

The empty structure field is selected when the option field has no field.

In all the cases above, the component adds a comment in the metadata stream, above the field class, to indicate that a special translation occurred.

Because of limitations in CTF 1.8 regarding how discarded events and packets are encoded:

•If a stream class supports discarded events and the ignore-discarded-events parameter is NOT true:

•The stream class must support packets.

•Discarded events messages must have times.

•Any discarded events message must occur between a packet end and a packet beginning message.

•The beginning time of a discarded events message must be the same as the time of the last packet end message.

•The end time of a discarded events message must be the same as the time of the next packet end message.

•Time ranges of discarded events messages must not overlap.

•If a stream class supports discarded packets and the ignore-discarded-packets parameter is NOT true:

•The stream class must support packets.

•Discarded packets messages must have times.

•The beginning time of a discarded events message must be the same as the time of the last packet end message.

•The end time of a discarded events message must be the same as the time of the next packet beginning message.

•Time ranges of discarded packets messages must not overlap.

The messages which a source.ctf.fs component creates satisfy all the requirements above.

If a discarded events or packets message has no events/packets count, the sink.ctf.fs component adds 1 to the corresponding CTF stream’s counter.

A sink.ctf.fs component always aligns data fields as such:

Integer fields with a size which is not a multiple of 8

1-bit.

All other scalar fields (integer, enumeration, real, string)

8-bit.

The component writes fields using the machine’s native byte order. As of this version, there’s no way to force a custom byte order.

The path of a CTF trace is the directory which directly contains the metadata and data stream files.

The current strategy to build a path in which to write the streams of a given input trace is, in this order:

1.If the assume-single-trace parameter is true, then the output trace path to use for the single input trace is the directory specified by the path parameter.

2.If the component recognizes the input trace as an LTTng (2.11 or greater) trace, then it checks specific trace environment values to build a trace path relative to the directory specified by the path parameter:

Linux kernel domain

HOST/SNAME-STIME/kernel

User space domain, per-UID buffering

HOST/SNAME-STIME/ust/uid/UID/ARCHW-bit

User space domain, per-PID buffering

HOST/SNAME-STIME/ust/pid/PNAME-PID-PTIME

With:

HOST

Target’s hostname.

SNAME

Tracing session name.

STIME

Tracing session creation date/time.

UID

User ID.

ARCHW

Architecture’s width (32 or 64).

PNAME

Process name.

PID

Process ID.

PTIME

Process’s date/time.

3.If the input trace has a name, then the component sanitizes this name and uses it as a relative path to the directory specified by the path parameter.

The trace name sanitization operation:

•Replaces . subdirectories with _.

•Replaces .. subdirectories with __.

•Removes any trailing / character.

4.The component uses the subdirectory trace relative to the directory specified by the path parameter.

In all the cases above, if the effective output trace path already exists on the file system, the component appends a numeric suffix to the name of the last subdirectory. The suffix starts at 0 and increments until the path does not exist.

assume-single-trace=yes [optional boolean]
Assume that the component only receives messages related to a single input trace.

This parameter affects how the component builds the output trace path (see “Output path”).

ignore-discarded-events=yes [optional boolean]

Ignore discarded events messages.

ignore-discarded-packets=yes [optional boolean]

Ignore discarded packets messages.

path=PATH [string]

Base output path.

See “Output path” to learn how the component uses this parameter to build the output path for a given input trace.

quiet=yes [optional boolean]

Do not write anything to the standard output.

+-------------+
| sink.ctf.fs |
|             |
@ in          |
+-------------+

in
Single input port.

If you encounter any issue or usability problem, please report it on the Babeltrace bug tracker (see <https://bugs.lttng.org/projects/babeltrace>).

The Babeltrace project shares some communication channels with the LTTng project (see <https://lttng.org/>).

•Babeltrace website (see <https://babeltrace.org/>)

•Mailing list (see <https://lists.lttng.org>) for support and development: lttng-dev@lists.lttng.org

•IRC channel (see <irc://irc.oftc.net/lttng>): #lttng on irc.oftc.net

•Bug tracker (see <https://bugs.lttng.org/projects/babeltrace>)

•Git repository (see <https://git.efficios.com/?p=babeltrace.git>)

•GitHub project (see <https://github.com/efficios/babeltrace>)

•Continuous integration (see <https://ci.lttng.org/view/Babeltrace/>)

•Code review (see <https://review.lttng.org/q/project:babeltrace>)

The Babeltrace 2 project is the result of hard work by many regular developers and occasional contributors.

The current project maintainer is Jérémie Galarneau <mailto:jeremie.galarneau@efficios.com>.

This component class is part of the Babeltrace 2 project.

Babeltrace is distributed under the MIT license (see <https://opensource.org/licenses/MIT>).

babeltrace2-intro(7), babeltrace2-plugin-ctf(7)
14 September 2019 Babeltrace 2.0.3