[lttng-dev] RFC: More flexible support for UST event collection in containers

Loïc Gelle loic.gelle at polymtl.ca
Mon Aug 27 11:26:36 EDT 2018

Hi all,

Any reactions to my previous message?


Loïc Gelle <loic.gelle at polymtl.ca> a écrit :

> Hi all,
> I am writing a proof of concept for LTTng (ust + tools) for better  
> support of application tracing in containers. My point is that we  
> should be able to collect all UST events emitted from within  
> containers using a single sessiond / consumerd, at least if you want  
> to. The main problem to that approach was that the session deamon  
> was unable to handle PID clashes when two apps with the same vpid  
> tried to register. I fix this by patching the UST client for it to  
> declare both its PID and its PID namespace inode number during  
> registration (and I also propagated the change to lttng-tools for  
> app registration in the hashtable). My patched versions of tools and  
> UST are here, in the branch "containers":
> https://github.com/loicgelle/lttng-ust
> https://github.com/loicgelle/lttng-tools
> One problem that I have now is that LTTng-tools currently uses  
> /proc/[pid]/cmdline to fetch the name of each application when  
> listing the available tracepoints. This is a problem since we have  
> no (simple) way to know the PID of the registered apps in the  
> context of the PID namespace of sessiond, so this step basically  
> fails. I thought that a fix for this would be to ask the  
> applications themselves to declare their name using their dedicated  
> socket. Do you think that would be possible and relevant?
> Also, if you like the idea that I'm pushing, there is more work  
> ahead to make it a feature (for example propagating the changes to  
> pid tracking).
> Thanks,
> Loïc.
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