Strace GUI

Grant Edwards grant.b.edwards at
Sun Nov 27 16:03:06 UTC 2011

On 2011-11-26, Alexander Kriegisch <kriegaex at> wrote:

> I know this is semi-OT, but anyway I hope someone can give me a hint:
> Does anyone know of a tool which helps me analyse strace logs with many
> forks? I see a lot of mixed up unfinished/resumed lines with different
> PIDs. The alternative of creating separate log files for forks (option
> "-ff") is nice for analysing a single (sub-)process, but lacks the
> chronological bird's eye view  of "-f".
> I am looking for something like what wireshark is to tcpdump, i.e. a GUi
> in which I can interactively filter, search and compare stuff. I would
> like to be able to filter by PID, syscall name etc. I guess strace is
> incredibly helpful, but when a user is not very experienced and knows
> exactly what to look for, a flexible GUI tool would be nice.

I've never found anything and in the past have resorted to writing
problem-specific post-processors in shell/awk/Python.


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