Jan 12

Perl DTrace load-module probe added – see what module is ‘do’, ‘use’ or ‘require’d

Tag: dtrace,perl,solarisSven Dowideit @ 6:45 pm

With the load-module probe, you can see at what point modules are loaded using ‘do’, ‘use’ or ‘require’.

The following code:

#!/usr/local/bin/perl -w

use strict;

my $initial = "there once was a fish. Its feet were small";
my $post = func($initial);
my $post2 = func($initial);
print "$post\n";

do 'call2.pl';
#eval `cat call2.pl`;
#use CGI::Session;

sub func {
    $_[0] =~ s/there/There/;
    return $_[0];
}

produces the following output:

 == call1.pl ==========================================================
  perl*::perl_alloc:main-enter
  perl*::perl_alloc:main-exit,  (0/0) (56 uS)
  perl*::perl_construct:main-enter
  perl*::perl_construct:main-exit,  (12/0) (624 uS)
  perl*::perl_parse:main-enter
>>>>>>>>>> perl*::Perl_utilize:load-module-start (strict)
>>>>>>>>>> perl*::Perl_ck_require:load-module-start (strict)
<<<<<<<<<< perl*::Perl_ck_require:load-module-end (strict.pm) (3 uS)
>>>>>>>>>> perl*::Perl_ck_require:load-module-start (Carp)
<<<<<<<<<< perl*::Perl_ck_require:load-module-end (Carp.pm) (2 uS)
>>>>>>>>>> perl*::Perl_dofile:load-module-start (call2.pl)
<<<<<<<<<< perl*::Perl_dofile:load-module-end (call2.pl) (3 uS)
  perl*::perl_parse:main-exit,  (299/46) (3069 uS)
  perl*::perl_run:main-enter
>>>>>>>>>> perl*::Perl_utilize:load-module-start (strict)
>>>>>>>>>> perl*::Perl_ck_require:load-module-start (strict)
<<<<<<<<<< perl*::Perl_ck_require:load-module-end (strict.pm) (3 uS)
  perl*::perl_run:main-exit,  (69/45) (533 uS)
  perl*::perl_destruct:main-enter
  perl*::perl_destruct:main-exit,  (0/3) (24 uS)

see my perl5.8 trac for the code -or grab the modified 5.8.8 source from svn

the  perl*::Perl_utilize:load-module-end probe is currently being worked on, and I really would like to see the actual parse component of the load separated out.

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