Published on January 25th, 2019 📆 | 7435 Views ⚑0
ProcDump – A Linux Version Of The ProcDump Sysinternals Tool
ProcDump is a Linux reimagining of the classic ProcDump tool from the Sysinternals suite of tools for Windows. ProcDump provides a convenient way for Linux developers to create core dumps of their application based on performance triggers
Installation & Usage
- Minimum OS:
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux / CentOS 7
- Fedora 26
- Mageia 6
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
- We are actively testing against other Linux distributions. If you have requests for specific distros, please let us know (or create a pull request with the necessary changes).
Via Package Manager [prefered method]
1. Add the Microsoft Product feed
curl https://packages.microsoft.com/keys/microsoft.asc | gpg --dearmor > microsoft.gpg sudo mv microsoft.gpg /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/microsoft.gpg
Register the Microsoft Product feed
sudo sh -c 'echo "deb [arch=amd64] https://packages.microsoft.com/repos/microsoft-ubuntu-xenial-prod xenial main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/microsoft.list'
sudo sh -c 'echo "deb [arch=amd64] https://packages.microsoft.com/repos/microsoft-ubuntu-trusty-prod trusty main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/microsoft.list'
2. Install Procdump
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install procdump
2. Install Procdump
sudo dpkg -i procdump_1.0.1_amd64.deb sudo apt-get -f install
sudo apt-get purge procdump
Usage: procdump [OPTIONS...] TARGET OPTIONS -C CPU threshold at which to create a dump of the process from 0 to 100 * nCPU -c CPU threshold below which to create a dump of the process from 0 to 100 * nCPU -M Memory commit threshold in MB at which to create a dump -m Trigger when memory commit drops below specified MB value. -n Number of dumps to write before exiting -s Consecutive seconds before dump is written (default is 10) TARGET must be exactly one of these: -p pid of the process -w Name of the process executable
The following examples all target a process with pid == 1234
The following will create a core dump immediately.
sudo procdump -p 1234
The following will create 3 core dumps 10 seconds apart.
sudo procdump -n 3 -p 1234
The following will create 3 core dumps 5 seconds apart.
sudo procdump -n 3 -s 5 -p 1234
The following will create a core dump each time the process has CPU usage >= 65%, up to 3 times, with at least 10 seconds between each dump.
sudo procdump -C 65 -n 3 -p 1234
The following will create a core dump each time the process has CPU usage >= 65%, up to 3 times, with at least 5 seconds between each dump.
sudo procdump -C 65 -n 3 -s 5 -p 1234
The following will create a core dump when CPU usage is outside the range [10,65].
sudo procdump -c 10 -C 65 -p 1234
The following will create a core dump when CPU usage is >= 65% or memory usage is >= 100 MB.
sudo procdump -C 65 -M 100 -p 1234
All options can also be used with -w instead of -p. -w will wait for a process with the given name.
The following waits for a process named
my_application and creates a core dump immediately when it is found.
sudo procdump -w my_application
- Currently will only run on Linux Kernels version 3.5+
- Does not have full feature parity with Windows version of ProcDump, specifically, stay alive functionality, and custom performance counters