How to install bpftrace
on Arch Linux

bpftrace

bpftrace

Colin King (cking-kernel-tools)

high-level tracing language for Linux eBPF

BPFtrace is a high-level tracing language for Linux enhanced Berkeley Packet Filter available in recent Linux kernels. BPFtrace uses LLVM as a backend to compile scripts to BPF-bytecode and makes use of BCC for interacting with the Linux BPF system, as well as existing Linux tracing capabilities: kernel dynamic tracing, user-level dynamic tracing and tracepoints.

Install from the command line using:

sudo snap install bpftrace
sudo snap connect bpftrace:system-trace

For more information, visit:

https://github.com/iovisor/bpftrace/blob/master/docs/reference_guide.md https://github.com/iovisor/bpftrace/blob/master/docs/tutorial_one_liners.md

Details for bpftrace

License
Apache-2.0
Last updated
2 August 2019

Enable snaps on Arch Linux and install bpftrace

Snaps are applications packaged with all their dependencies to run on all popular Linux distributions from a single build. They update automatically and roll back gracefully.

Snaps are discoverable and installable from the Snap Store, an app store with an audience of millions.

Enable snapd

On Arch Linux, snap can be installed from the Arch User Repository (AUR). The manual build process is the Arch-supported install method for AUR packages, and you’ll need the prerequisites installed before you can install any AUR package. You can then install snap with the following:

git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/snapd.git cd snapd makepkg -si

Once installed, the systemd unit that manages the main snap communication socket needs to be enabled:

To enable classic snap support, enter the following to create a symbolic link between /var/lib/snapd/snap and /snap:

Either log out and back in again, or restart your system, to ensure snap’s paths are updated correctly.

Install bpftrace

To install bpftrace, simply use the following command:

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