lttng-start — Start LTTng tracers
lttng [GENERAL OPTIONS] start [SESSION]
lttng start command starts the various LTTng tracers for a
given inactive tracing session.
Starting the LTTng tracers has the effect that all enabled event rules within enabled channels can make their target event sources emit trace events. Whether they are recorded to the local file system, sent over the network, or not recorded at all depends on the specific configuration of the tracing session in which tracing is started. See lttng-create(1) for different session modes.
A tracing session with running tracers is said to be active. Active tracing sessions can return to the inactive state using the lttng-stop(1) command.
If SESSION is omitted, the LTTng tracers are started for the current
tracing session (see lttng-create(1) for more information
about the current tracing session). Otherwise, they are started for the
existing tracing session named SESSION.
outputs all the existing tracing sessions (see lttng-list(1)).
Set to 1 to abort the process after the first error is encountered.
$HOME environment variable. Useful when the user
running the commands has a non-writable home directory.
Absolute path to the man pager to use for viewing help information
about LTTng commands (using lttng-help(1) or
lttng COMMAND --help).
Path in which the
session.xsd session configuration XML
schema may be found.
Full session daemon binary path.
--sessiond-path option has precedence over this
Note that the lttng-create(1) command can spawn an LTTng session daemon automatically if none is running. See lttng-sessiond(8) for the environment variables influencing the execution of the session daemon.
User LTTng runtime configuration.
This is where the per-user current tracing session is stored between executions of lttng(1). The current tracing session can be set with lttng-set-session(1). See lttng-create(1) for more information about tracing sessions.
Default output directory of LTTng traces. This can be overridden
--output option of the lttng-create(1)
User LTTng runtime and configuration directory.
$LTTNG_HOME defaults to
$HOME when not explicitly set.
Command warning (something went wrong during the command)
If you encounter any issue or usability problem, please report it on the LTTng bug tracker.
Special thanks to Michel Dagenais and the DORSAL laboratory at École Polytechnique de Montréal for the LTTng journey.
Also thanks to the Ericsson teams working on tracing which helped us greatly with detailed bug reports and unusual test cases.