Q. Solaris and FreeBSD both provide the truss command to monitor and debug system calls. I’m unable to find this command or package. How can I install truss under Linux?
A. truss is a debugging utility in Solaris and FreeBSD to monitor the system calls used. It is used to trace call and useful debugging many problems. Linux provides strace command. This command is installed by default. strace is a useful diagnostic, instructional, and debugging tool. System administrators, diagnosticians and troubleshooters will find it invaluable for solving problems with programs for which the source is not readily available since they do not need to be recompiled in order to trace them. Continue reading “Truss like command under Linux to monitor and diagnostic the system calls”