tracetools_analysis repository

Repository Summary

Checkout URI https://gitlab.com/micro-ROS/ros_tracing/tracetools_analysis.git
VCS Type git
VCS Version master
Last Updated 2019-11-11
Dev Status DEVELOPED
Released RELEASED

Packages

Name Version
ros2trace_analysis 0.2.1
tracetools_analysis 0.2.1

README

tracetools_analysis

Analysis tools for ROS 2 tracing.

Setup

To display results, install:

Trace analysis

After generating a trace (see ros2_tracing), we can analyze it to extract useful execution data.

Commands

Since CTF traces (the output format of the LTTng tracer) are very slow to read, we first convert them into a single file which can be read much faster.

$ ros2 trace-analysis convert /path/to/trace/directory

Then we can process it to create a data model which could be queried for analysis.

$ ros2 trace-analysis process /path/to/trace/directory

Jupyter

The last command will process and output the raw data models, but to actually display results, process and analyze using a Jupyter Notebook.

$ jupyter notebook

Then navigate to the analysis/ directory, and select one of the provided notebooks, or create your own!

For example:

from tracetools_analysis import utils
from tracetools_analysis.loading import load_file
from tracetools_analysis.processor import Processor
from tracetools_analysis.processor.cpu_time import CpuTimeHandler
from tracetools_analysis.processor.ros2 import Ros2Handler

# Load converted trace file
events = load_file('/path/to/converted/file')

# Process
ros2_handler = Ros2Handler()
cpu_handler = CpuTimeHandler()

Processor(ros2_handler, cpu_handler).process(events)

# Use data model utils to extract information
ros2_util = utils.RosDataModelUtil(ros2_handler.data)
cpu_util = CpuTimeDataModelUtil(cpu_handler.data)

callback_durations = ros2_util.get_callback_durations()
time_per_thread = cpu_util.get_time_per_thread()
# ...

# Display, e.g. with bokeh or matplotlib
# ...

Design

See the ros2_tracing design document, especially the Goals and requirements and Analysis architecture sections.