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how to monitor  command execution in Solaris 10

Posted on 2011-10-31
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I want to know what exactly happening after executing certain command in solaris 10 How can I do this ? is there any utility which can track the execution.?

because certain ESRI SDE commands taking 15 minutes which are suppose to do it in 15 seconds.

I have the process ID which shows me CPU utilization 1%  and rest is free doing nothing.

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Question by:sulu999
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xterm earned 1000 total points
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You can use truss (syntax below)   Beware that this will generate a HUGE amount of debug, so I have set it up below to redirect to a file.

I would say once you start the command below, switch to another window and do "tail -f /path/to/my/logfile"

It may go too fast to spot anything while tailing it, but after you abort your original program, you can go back and inspect your logfile.  It takes some patience, but usually you can spot what went wrong with some perseverance.
truss </path/to/your/command> 2>/path/to/my/logfile

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nconklin earned 1000 total points
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Another option with Solaris 10 is dtrace. You will have to do some scripting and truss may be easier if you've never used dtrace, but dtrace is much more powerful. There is a toolkit you can download here:


It has many example scripts and probably has one that will do what you need. The advantage is that you can modify the scripts to consolidate and show just the data you need.

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The file generated was huge as said and dufficult to know in starting .

the problem is ESRI SDE 10 is not supporting on Oracle solaris 10update10 with oct2011 CPU updates.

it works well on SunOS 5.10 Generic_141414-10”  that is at level of 2009
EIS sep 2009.

I reinstalled the server till i get the proper solution. it took me 6 hours to do so.

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