Node.js v10.0.0-v8-canary201802142d60f7945d Documentation

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Trace Event provides a mechanism to centralize tracing information generated by V8, Node core, and userspace code.

Tracing can be enabled by passing the --trace-events-enabled flag when starting a Node.js application.

The set of categories for which traces are recorded can be specified using the --trace-event-categories flag followed by a list of comma separated category names. By default the node, node.async_hooks, and v8 categories are enabled.

node --trace-events-enabled --trace-event-categories v8,node,node.async_hooks server.js

Running Node.js with tracing enabled will produce log files that can be opened in the chrome://tracing tab of Chrome.

Starting with Node 10.0.0, the tracing system uses the same time source as the one used by process.hrtime() however the trace-event timestamps are expressed in microseconds, unlike process.hrtime() which returns nanoseconds.