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Rust bindings for hawktracer profiling library

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0.1.1 Sep 16, 2018
0.1.0 Sep 15, 2018

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Rust bindings for Amazon's Hawktracer profiler. This offers simple, minimal bindings to help you profile your programs.

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You need an external tool in order to transform bindings from a binary format to something that can be interpreted by chrome:://tracing This tool can be build for now from the main hawktracer repo (client/hawktracer-to-json). I recommend taking the binaries from the official rust_hawktracer releases: https://github.com/amzn/hawktracer/releases/tag/v0.6.0

How to use

In Cargo.toml:

version = "0.3.0"

In your main.rs:

extern crate rust_hawktracer;
use rust_hawktracer::*;
use std::{thread, time};

fn main() {
    let mut instance = HawktracerInstance::new();
    let _listener = instance.create_listener(HawktracerListenerType::ToFile {
        file_path: "trace.bin".into(),
        buffer_size: 4096,

    // For a networked listner
    // let _listener = instance.create_listener(HawktracerListenerType::TCP {
    //     port: 12345,
    //     buffer_size: 4096,
    // });

    println!("Hello, world!");

            for _ in 0..10 {


Download hawktracer-converter.exe and use it like this:
If you use HawktracerListenerType::ToFile:

.\hawktracer-converter.exe --source trace.bin --output trace.json

If you use HawktracerListenerType::TCP you can listen and capture traces by specifying the IP:port as the --source parameter:

.\hawktracer-converter.exe --source --output trace_12345.json

Open a chrome browser and go to this address: chrome://tracing/

For the program above you should see the following trace:

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Things to watch out for.

In rust macros I can't create new variable names right now, this means that if you want to avoid warnings, the tracepoint variable names have to start with a leading _, as in scoped_tracepoint!(_second_tracepoint). If you figure out a way to do this, feel free to raise a PR / issue.


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  • links hawktracer
  • build build.rs
  • build cmake 0.1
  • build optional bindgen 0.37