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dbstat - Collect histograms of MySQL/PostgreSQL query latencies.

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NAME

dbstat - Collect histograms of MySQL/PostgreSQL query latencies.

SYNOPSIS

dbstat [-v] [-p PID [PID ...]] [-m THRESHOLD] [-u] [-i INTERVAL] {mysql,postgres}

DESCRIPTION

This traces queries served by a MySQL or PostgreSQL server, and collects a histogram of query latencies. The histogram is printed at the end of collection, or at specified intervals.
 
This uses User Statically-Defined Tracing (USDT) probes, a feature added to MySQL and PostgreSQL for DTrace support, but which may not be enabled on a given installation. See requirements.
 
Since this uses BPF, only the root user can use this tool.

REQUIREMENTS

CONFIG_BPF, bcc, and MySQL server with USDT probe support (when configuring the build: -DENABLE_DTRACE=1) or PostgreSQL server with USDT probe support (when configuring the build: --enable-dtrace).

OPTIONS

-h Print usage message.
-p PID
Trace this PID. If no PID is specified, the tool will attempt to automatically detect the MySQL or PostgreSQL processes running on the system.
-m THRESHOLD
Minimum query latency (duration) to trace, in milliseconds. Default is all queries.
-u
Display query latencies in microseconds (default: milliseconds).
-i INTERVAL
Print summaries (histograms) at this interval, specified in seconds.
{mysql,postgres}
The database engine to trace.

EXAMPLES

Display histogram of MySQL query latencies:
# dbstat mysql
Display histogram of PostgreSQL query latencies slower than 10ms in pid 408:
# dbstat postgres -p 408 -m 10
Display histogram of PostgreSQL query latencies at 3-second intervals:
# dbstat postgres -i 3

OVERHEAD

This adds low-overhead instrumentation to queries, and only emits output data from kernel to user-level if they query exceeds the threshold. If the server query rate is less than 1,000/sec, the overhead is expected to be negligible. If the query rate is higher, test to gauge overhead.

SOURCE

This is from bcc.
https://github.com/iovisor/bcc
Also look in the bcc distribution for a companion _examples.txt file containing example usage, output, and commentary for this tool.

OS

Linux

STABILITY

Unstable - in development.

AUTHOR

Sasha Goldshtein

SEE ALSO

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