What To Do When a Solaris Command Returns "Cannot Examine:Process is Traced"
(Doc ID 1010918.1)
Last updated on AUGUST 15, 2019
Applies to:Solaris Operating System - Version 8.0 and later
While examining a process's behavior with pstack, pmap, pldd, truss, and other commands (known in this document as a "process monitoring utility"), an error message from the utility indicating that the target process is already being traced may be displayed:
[pstack|pmap|pldd]: cannot examine : process is traced
These process monitoring utility commands are used either to trace the execution of a process or to gain information about internal details of a process.
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