How to install bpftrace
on Red Hat Enterprise 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 Red Hat Enterprise 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

Snap is available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7, from the 7.6 release onward, from the Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL) repository.

It is not yet available in the EPEL 8 repository, and consequently, not yet available for RHEL 8 unless you build the RPM yourself.

The EPEL repository can be added to your system with the following command:

Adding the optional and extras repositories is also recommended:

sudo subscription-manager repos --enable "rhel-*-optional-rpms" --enable "rhel-*-extras-rpms" sudo yum update

Snap can now be installed as follows:

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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