This section will give a brief overview of some of the ring buffer utilities. Please refer to the remainder of this documentation for detailed descriptions and reference material for each utility. This list is only a selection of utilities.
This utility allows you to create, re-initialize, delete and monitor the status of ringbuffers. Normally you don't have to create ring buffers as producer frameworks will create them if they don't already exist. See the man page for more information.
Provides a simple textual formatted dump of the buffers. If you want more advanced formatting, you can use the tkdumper application. By contrast with dumper, tkdumper can be extended with plugins in such a way that it can provide a human readable formatted view of each event and the packets within the event. See user documentation and man page for more information.
Provides a flexible ringbuffer consumer that pipes the ring items it gets to standard output. This can be run over a pipe into your program or as the first stage of a pipeline that transforms data before providing it to an application. Unlike other processes, this will never introduce flow control and is suitable for sampling applications like SpecTcl. See user documentation and man page for more information.
Accepts data from a ring and pipes it to stdout. This is the server side of the pipeline between systems when you are setting up a proxy ring. It can also be used as the first stage of a pipeline to process data from a ring. See the man page for more information.
Provides a display of scaler event data. This application is highly configurable. It can accept an arbitrary number of scalers and format any number of pages as tabs in a notebook. Strip charts of selected scalers are also supported. See user documentation and man page for more information.
Accepts data on stdin and puts it in a ring buffer. This is the client side of the data pipeline that sets up a proxy ring. See the man page for more information.