Tracing windows system calls via Process Monitor - truss equivalent for Windows (Doc ID 1447085.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 19, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 8.1.7.0 to 12.1.0.2 [Release 8.1.7 to 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

This is an introduction to Process Monitor tool, and how to use it for tracing application system calls.
 
Tracing system calls is beneficial for troubleshooting issues that are suspected to be failing due to system resources, i.e. database startup failure, adding datafile hang/failure, etc.
 
1. What is Process Monitor?
2. How to get Process Monitor?
3. How does it work?
4. How to trace a single application?
5. Quick application tracing.
6. Tracing a single thread.
7. Resetting the filter.
8. Further reading.

Solution

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