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Revision 1302 - (download) (annotate)
Mon Mar 10 21:06:22 2003 UTC (16 years, 6 months ago) by jhr
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  Documentation cleanup for CML.
<!-- trace-cml.mldoc -->

<!DOCTYPE ML-DOC SYSTEM>

<COPYRIGHT OWNER="John H. Reppy" YEAR=2003>
<COPYRIGHT OWNER="Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies" YEAR=1998>
<COPYRIGHT OWNER="AT&AMP;T Research" YEAR=1997>
<VERSION VERID="1.1" YEAR=2003 MONTH=3 DAY=10>

<TITLE>The TraceCML structure</TITLE>

<INTERFACE>
<HEAD>The <CD/TraceCML/ structure</HEAD>

<PP>
The <STRREF NOLINK/TraceCML/ structure provides rudimentary debugging support
in the form of mechanisms to control debugging output, and to monitor thread
termination.
This version of this module is adapted from Cliff Krumvieda's utility for
tracing &CML; programs.
It provides three facilities: trace modules, for controlling
debugging output; thread watching, for detecting thread termination; and
a mechanism for reporting uncaught exceptions on a per thread basis.
<PP>
Trace modules provide a hierarchical name space, which is used to control
the granularity of debugging output.
The trace module operations have been implemented in such a way that they
can be invoked independent of whether &CML; is currently running.
This allows the trace hierarchy to be setup statically.
<PP>
The <STRREF NOLINK/TraceCML/ also provides hooks to detect unexpected
termination of threads.
Support is provided to watch for a thread's termination (useful for
monitoring servers that are never supposed to terminate).
Hooks are also provided to specify the action taken when a thread terminates
because of an uncaught exception.
<STRUCTURE STRID="TraceCML">
  <SIGBODY SIGID="TRACE_CML" FILE=TRACE-CML-SIG>
    <SPEC>
      <TYPE><ID>trace_module
      <COMMENT>
	<PP>
	A <TYREF NOLINK/trace_module/ is an element in a hierarchical
	name space, which is used to control debugging output.
    <SPEC>
      <DATATYPE><ID>trace_to
        <CONS>TraceToOut
        <CONS>TraceToErr
        <CONS>TraceToNull
        <CONS>TraceToFile<TY>string
        <CONS>TraceToStream<TY>TextIO.outstream
      </DATATYPE>
      <COMMENT>
	<PP>
	The various destinations of trace output.
    <SPEC>
      <VAL>setTraceFile<TY>trace_to -> unit
        <COMMENT>
          <PROTOTY>
          setTraceFile <ARG/tt/
          </PROTOTY>
          Direct the destination of trace output.
	  Note: <CONREF/TraceToStream/ can only be specified as a
	  destination if &CML; is running.
    <SPEC>
      <VAL>traceRoot<TY>trace_module
        <COMMENT>
          <PROTOTY>
          traceRoot
          </PROTOTY>
          is the root module of the trace hierarchy
    <SPEC>
      <EXN>NoSuchModule
    <SPEC>
      <VAL>traceModule<TY>(trace_module * string) -> trace_module
        <COMMENT>
          <PROTOTY>
          traceModule (<ARG/tm/, <ARG/s/)
          </PROTOTY>
          creates a new trace module that is a child of <ARG/tm/ and
	  has the label <ARG/s/.
	  If such a module exists, it just returns the existing module.
    <SPEC>
      <VAL>nameOf<TY>trace_module -> string
        <COMMENT>
          <PROTOTY>
          nameOf <ARG/tm/
          </PROTOTY>
          returns the full name of the module <ARG/tm/.
    <SPEC>
      <VAL>moduleOf<TY>string -> trace_module
        <COMMENT>
          <PROTOTY>
          moduleOf <ARG/name/
          </PROTOTY>
          returns the trace module named by <ARG/name/.
	  Trace module names are written in the style of Unix pathnames
	  (e.g., using <CD>"/"</CD> as a separator).
    <SPEC>
      <VAL>traceOn<TY>trace_module -> unit
        <COMMENT>
          <PROTOTY>
          traceOn <ARG/tm/
          </PROTOTY>
	  turns tracing on for moduel <ARG/tm/ and its descendents.
    <SPEC>
      <VAL>traceOff<TY>trace_module -> unit
        <COMMENT>
          <PROTOTY>
          traceOff <ARG/tm/
          </PROTOTY>
	  turns tracing off for moduel <ARG/tm/ and its descendents.
    <SPEC>
      <VAL>traceOnly<TY>trace_module -> unit
        <COMMENT>
          <PROTOTY>
          traceOnly <ARG/tm/
          </PROTOTY>
          turn tracing on for module <ARG/tm/, but not for its descendents.
    <SPEC>
      <VAL>amTracing<TY>trace_module -> bool
        <COMMENT>
          <PROTOTY>
          amTracing <ARG/tm/
          </PROTOTY>
          returns <CD/true/ if tracing is enabled for module <ARG/tm/.
    <SPEC>
      <VAL>status<TY>trace_module -> (trace_module * bool) list
        <COMMENT>
          <PROTOTY>
          status <ARG/tm/
          </PROTOTY>
          returns a pre-order list of the modules rooted at <ARG/tm/, along
	  with their status (enabled or disabled).
    <SPEC>
      <VAL>trace<TY>(trace_module * (unit -> string list)) -> unit
        <COMMENT>
          <PROTOTY>
          trace (<ARG/tm/, <ARG/f/)
          </PROTOTY>
          explain the use and semantics of trace HERE.
    <SPEC>
      <VAL>watcher<TY>trace_module
        <COMMENT>
          <PROTOTY>
          watcher
          </PROTOTY>
          is a trace module that is used to control the printing of thread
	  termination messages.
	  Its name is <CD>"/ThreadWatcher/"</CD>, and by default it is enabled.
    <SPEC>
      <VAL>watch<TY>(string * CML.thread_id) -> unit
        <COMMENT>
          <PROTOTY>
          watch (<ARG/name/, <ARG/tid/)
          </PROTOTY>
          watch the thread named by <ARG/tid/ for unexpected termination.
	  If the thread terminates, then a trace message is generated
	  (see <VALREF/watcher/).
	  The string <ARG/name/ is used to identify the thread in the
	  termination message.
    <SPEC>
      <VAL>unwatch<TY>CML.thread_id -> unit
        <COMMENT>
          <PROTOTY>
          unwatch <ARG/tid/
          </PROTOTY>
          stop watching the thread named by <ARG/tid/.
    <SPEC>
      <VAL>setUncaughtFn<TY>((CML.thread_id * exn) -> unit) -> unit
        <COMMENT>
          <PROTOTY>
          setUncaughtFn <ARG/f/
          </PROTOTY>
          sets the default uncaught exception action to <ARG/f/.
    <SPEC>
      <VAL>setHandleFn<TY>((CML.thread_id * exn) -> bool) -> unit
        <COMMENT>
          <PROTOTY>
          setHandleFn <ARG/f/
          </PROTOTY>
          adds the function <ARG/f/ as an additional uncaught exception action.
	  If the action returns <CD/true/, then no further action is taken.
	  This can be used to handle application specific exceptions.
    <SPEC>
      <VAL>resetUncaughtFn<TY>unit -> unit
        <COMMENT>
          <PROTOTY>
          resetUncaughtFn <ARG/()/
          </PROTOTY>
          resets the default uncaught exception action to the system default,
	  and removes any layered actions.
</STRUCTURE>
</INTERFACE>


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