TODO(https://fxbug.dev/102863): Improve ergonomics of enabling tracing on the system netstack.
You can enable tracing for the netstack by swapping out the network realm package included in your build for the network realm that has tracing enabled. You can do this by adding these lines to the args.gn file in your current build directory.
legacy_base_package_labels -= [ "//src/connectivity/network" ] legacy_base_package_labels += [ "//src/connectivity/network:network-with-tracing" ]
You can use the
ffx trace subcommand (see docs) to run a trace on a running Fuchsia system (e.g. an emulator, smart display, or NUC) that is connected to your development host machine. For example:
ffx trace start --categories net,kernel:sched --duration 10
This will record a trace of all categories in the
net categories. (
kernel:sched includes detailed scheduler information, and
net includes all events emitted by the netstack.) You might want to record this trace while doing something that exercises the netstack on the Fuchsia device; for example, running iperf3.
When you run
ffx trace, it will produce a trace file that is viewable in Perfetto.