What are some alternatives?
When comparing strace and DTrace, you can also consider the following products
perf - Perf is a simple app monitoring solution paired with meaningful alerts.
API Monitor - API Monitor is a software that monitors and displays API calls made by applications and services. Its a powerful tool for seeing how Windows and other applications work or tracking down problems that you have in your own applications
ltrace - ltrace intercepts and records dynamic library calls which are called by an executed process and the...
Magalix - Magalix is the autopilot of the cloud infrastructure.
ktap - A script-based dynamic tracing tool for Linux.
Valgrind - Valgrind is an instrumentation framework for building dynamic analysis tools.