priclass.d - priority distribution by scheduling class. Uses DTrace.
This is a simple DTrace script that samples at 1000 Hz the current thread's scheduling class and priority. A distribution plot is printed.
With priorities, the higher the priority the better chance the thread has of being scheduled.
This idea came from the script /usr/demo/dtrace/pri.d, which produces similar output for priority changes, not samples.
Since this uses DTrace, only users with root privileges can run this command.
DTrace Guide "profile Provider" chapter (docs.sun.com)
See the DTraceToolkit for further documentation under the Docs directory. The DTraceToolkit docs may include full worked examples with verbose descriptions explaining the output.
priclass.d will sample until Ctrl-C is hit.
pridist.d(1M), dispadmin(1M), dtrace(1M)
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