Debugging

The ultimate strace cheat sheet

The strace utility is diverse and helpful in performance tuning, troubleshooting and monitoring process activity. This cheat sheet helps with getting the most out of strace.

Summary of The ultimate strace cheat sheet

The strace utility is very powerful to learn what a new or running process is doing. Due to its diversity of monitoring options, the tool is less accessible at first. This strace cheat sheet helps with getting the best out of this tool. Normally cheat sheets come in a single 1 page PDF. In this case, we combined it all within a blog post. First section shows an explanation per area, the bottom of the post contains all useful commands for quick reference.

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