Measures the operating system timer latency¶
- Manual section
rtla timerlat [MODE] …
The rtla timerlat tool is an interface for the timerlat tracer. The timerlat tracer dispatches a kernel thread per-cpu. These threads set a periodic timer to wake themselves up and go back to sleep. After the wakeup, they collect and generate useful information for the debugging of operating system timer latency.
The timerlat tracer outputs information in two ways. It periodically prints the timer latency at the timer IRQ handler and the Thread handler. It also enable the trace of the most relevant information via osnoise: tracepoints.
The timerlat tracer outputs information in two ways. It periodically prints the timer latency at the timer IRQ handler and the Thread handler. It also provides information for each noise via the osnoise: tracepoints. The rtla timerlat top mode displays a summary of the periodic output from the timerlat tracer. The rtla hist hist mode displays a histogram of each tracer event occurrence. For further details, please refer to the respective man page.
Prints the summary from timerlat tracer.
Prints a histogram of timerlat samples.
If no MODE is given, the top mode is called, passing the arguments.
Display the help text.
For other options, see the man page for the corresponding mode.
timerlat tracer documentation: <https://www.kernel.org/doc/html/latest/trace/timerlat-tracer.html>
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