kill.d(1m) USER COMMANDS kill.d(1m)

kill.d - snoop process signals as they occur. Uses DTrace.


kill.d is a simple DTrace program to print details of process signals as they are sent, such as the PID source and destination, signal number and result.

This program can be used to determine which process is sending signals to which other process.

Since this uses DTrace, only users with root privileges can run this command.

# kill.d

source PID
source command name
destination PID
destination signal ("9" for a kill -9)
result of signal (-1 is for failure)

See the DTraceToolkit for further documentation under the Docs directory. The DTraceToolkit docs may include full worked examples with verbose descriptions explaining the output.

kill.d will run forever until Ctrl-C is hit.

Brendan Gregg [Sydney, Australia]

dtrace(1M), truss(1)

May 14, 2005 version 0.90