Monitoring a bottleneck with strace

If let’s say Mysql is slow at performing a task you can check what is the bottleneck using strace to attach to the process.

<span style="color: #00ff00;">$ ps -ef|grep -i mysql</span>

Identify the process id then

<span style="color: #00ff00;">$ strace -cp &lt;pid&gt;</span>

Leave it 10 seconds or a minute then ^C. That will tell you where the process is spending its time, e.g. it could just be waiting for the disk if you seen read and write dominate.

Njoy :)

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