FUNCTION::TARGET(3stap) Context Functions FUNCTION::TARGET(3stap)

NAME function::target - Return the process ID of the target process

SYNOPSIS target:long()


DESCRIPTION This function returns the process ID of the target process. This is useful in conjunction with the -x PID or -c CMD command-line options to stap. An example of its use is to create scripts that filter on a specific process.

-x <pid> target returns the pid specified by -x

-c <command> target returns the pid for the executed command specified by -c

SystemTap Tapset Reference October 2012 FUNCTION::TARGET(3stap)