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lightbright

0.0.2 • Public • Published

lightbright

An experimental, lightweight module for code tracing, using the process.binding('async-wrap') API. For more information about the API, refer to the existing Node.js documentation

Installation

$ npm install --save lightbright

Usage

Lightbright accepts filters which will be notified of all asynchronous events defined by async-wrap. Those are: init, pre, post, destroy. Each time the filter is called, its parameter is an object containing information about one of these events. E.g.

{
  uid: 12,
  step: 'pre',
  timestamp: 1466221549272
}

Filters

Add a filter using the addFilter function. And then activate it.

lightbright.addFilter(myFilter);
lightbright.activate();

Filters are just functions which accept a record parameter.

const lightbright = require('lightbright');
lightbright.addFilter((record) => fs.writeSync(1, record.toString()));

Records are simply objects that contain the asynchronous trace information.

{
    uid: 1,
    step: 'init',
    handle:
        TCP {
            bytesRead: 0,
            _externalStream: undefined,
            fd: -22,
            reading: false,
            owner: null,
            onread: null,
            onconnection: null
        },
    provider: 15,
    parent: {
        parentUid: null,
        parentHandle: null
    },
    timestamp: 1470251890590
}

Note: Do not execute asyncronous code from within a filter function.

You can deactivate and remove all filters using the deactivate function.

lightbright.deactivate();

To remove a single filter, use the removeFilter function.

lightbright.removeFilter(noLongerUsedFilter);

Builtin Filters

Lightbright comes with some builtin filters that make common processing of the trace data a little simpler. For example, the timing filter aggregates timing data. Use it in your application like so:

const LightBright = require('lightbright');
const Timing = LightBright.builtins.timing;

LightBright.addFilter(Timing.timer);
LightBright.enable();

// Do some async stuff

util.format(Timing.timings())

Ouput of this filter for an HTTP request might look something like this.

[ { location: 'TCP',
    stack:
    [ '    at TCP.init (/Users/lanceball/src/lightbright/lib/trace_hooks.js:32:3)',
    '    at createServerHandle (net.js:1180:14)',
    '    at Server._listen2 (net.js:1224:14)',
    '    at listen (net.js:1289:10)',
    '    at Server.listen (net.js:1385:5)',
    '    at Object.<anonymous> (/Users/lanceball/src/lightbright/example/timing/index.js:18:8)' ],
    id: 1,
    init: 1470255980229,
    pre: 1470255982061,
    post: 1470255982061,
    elapsed: 0 },
{ location: 'TCP',
    stack:
    [ '    at TCP.init (/Users/lanceball/src/lightbright/lib/trace_hooks.js:32:3)',
    '    at createServerHandle (net.js:1180:14)',
    '    at Server._listen2 (net.js:1224:14)',
    '    at listen (net.js:1289:10)',
    '    at Server.listen (net.js:1385:5)',
    '    at Object.<anonymous> (/Users/lanceball/src/lightbright/example/timing/index.js:18:8)' ],
    id: 1,
    init: 1470255980229,
    pre: 1470255982061,
    post: 1470255982061,
    elapsed: 0 },
{ location: 'TCP',
    stack:
    [ '    at TCP.init (/Users/lanceball/src/lightbright/lib/trace_hooks.js:32:3)',
    '    at createServerHandle (net.js:1180:14)',
    '    at Server._listen2 (net.js:1224:14)',
    '    at listen (net.js:1289:10)',
    '    at Server.listen (net.js:1385:5)',
    '    at Object.<anonymous> (/Users/lanceball/src/lightbright/example/timing/index.js:18:8)' ],
    id: 1,
    init: 1470255980229,
    pre: 1470255982061,
    post: 1470255982061,
    elapsed: 0 },
{ location: 'TCP',
    stack:
    [ '    at TCP.init (/Users/lanceball/src/lightbright/lib/trace_hooks.js:32:3)',
    '    at createServerHandle (net.js:1180:14)',
    '    at Server._listen2 (net.js:1224:14)',
    '    at listen (net.js:1289:10)',
    '    at Server.listen (net.js:1385:5)',
    '    at Object.<anonymous> (/Users/lanceball/src/lightbright/example/timing/index.js:18:8)' ],
    id: 1,
    init: 1470255980229,
    pre: 1470255982061,
    post: 1470255982061,
    elapsed: 0 },
{ location: 'HTTPParser',
    stack:
    [ '    at HTTPParser.init (/Users/lanceball/src/lightbright/lib/trace_hooks.js:32:3)',
    '    at new <anonymous> (_http_common.js:159:16)',
    '    at exports.FreeList.alloc (internal/freelist.js:14:46)',
    '    at Server.connectionListener (_http_server.js:316:24)',
    '    at emitOne (events.js:96:13)',
    '    at Server.emit (events.js:188:7)' ],
    id: 7,
    init: 1470255982059,
    pre: 1470255982164,
    post: 1470255982164,
    elapsed: 0 },
{ location: 'HTTPParser',
    stack:
    [ '    at HTTPParser.init (/Users/lanceball/src/lightbright/lib/trace_hooks.js:32:3)',
    '    at new <anonymous> (_http_common.js:159:16)',
    '    at exports.FreeList.alloc (internal/freelist.js:14:46)',
    '    at Server.connectionListener (_http_server.js:316:24)',
    '    at emitOne (events.js:96:13)',
    '    at Server.emit (events.js:188:7)' ],
    id: 7,
    init: 1470255982059,
    pre: 1470255982164,
    post: 1470255982164,
    elapsed: 0 },
{ location: 'HTTPParser',
    stack:
    [ '    at HTTPParser.init (/Users/lanceball/src/lightbright/lib/trace_hooks.js:32:3)',
    '    at new <anonymous> (_http_common.js:159:16)',
    '    at exports.FreeList.alloc (internal/freelist.js:14:46)',
    '    at Server.connectionListener (_http_server.js:316:24)',
    '    at emitOne (events.js:96:13)',
    '    at Server.emit (events.js:188:7)' ],
    id: 7,
    init: 1470255982059,
    pre: 1470255982164,
    post: 1470255982164,
    elapsed: 0 },
{ location: 'FSReqWrap',
    stack:
    [ '    at FSReqWrap.init (/Users/lanceball/src/lightbright/lib/trace_hooks.js:32:3)',
    '    at Object.fs.readFile (fs.js:303:11)',
    '    at Server.http.createServer (/Users/lanceball/src/lightbright/example/timing/index.js:12:6)',
    '    at emitTwo (events.js:106:13)',
    '    at Server.emit (events.js:191:7)',
    '    at HTTPParser.parserOnIncoming [as onIncoming] (_http_server.js:543:12)' ],
    id: 14,
    init: 1470255982163,
    pre: 1470255982165,
    post: 1470255982165,
    elapsed: 0 },
{ location: 'FSReqWrap',
    stack:
    [ '    at FSReqWrap.init (/Users/lanceball/src/lightbright/lib/trace_hooks.js:32:3)',
    '    at FSReqWrap.readFileAfterOpen [as oncomplete] (fs.js:374:11)' ],
    id: 15,
    init: 1470255982165,
    pre: 1470255982165,
    post: 1470255982165,
    elapsed: 0 },
{ location: 'FSReqWrap',
    stack:
    [ '    at FSReqWrap.init (/Users/lanceball/src/lightbright/lib/trace_hooks.js:32:3)',
    '    at ReadFileContext.read (fs.js:342:11)',
    '    at FSReqWrap.readFileAfterStat [as oncomplete] (fs.js:398:11)' ],
    id: 16,
    init: 1470255982165,
    pre: 1470255982165,
    post: 1470255982166,
    elapsed: 1 } ]

Caveat Emptor

This is a work in progress. Don't expect it to remain stable for for any amount of time in the near future.

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0.0.2

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