Unix Monitoring


Using strace on Red Hat

The command strace can be used to dump a running process. This is useful for identifying what OS calls the process is performing.

  • ps -ef |grep pmon

myid 110 11 0 19:03 pts/2 00:00:00 grep myproc
oracle 178 1 0 Dec11 ? 00:00:10 asm_pmon_+ASM

  • strace -fte trace=read,write -p 178 –o /tmp/strace_dump.txt -p
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