lttng-disable-event — Disable LTTng event rules


lttng [GENERAL OPTIONS] disable-event
      (--kernel [--probe | --function | --syscall] |
       --userspace | --jul | --log4j | --python)
      [--session=SESSION] [--channel=CHANNEL]
      (--all-events | EVENT[,EVENT]...)


The lttng disable-event command disables one or more event rules previously enabled by the lttng-enable-event(1) command.

Event rules are always assigned to a channel when they are created. If the --channel option is omitted, the default channel named channel0 is used.

If the --session option is omitted, the chosen channel is picked from the current tracing session.

If the --all-events option is used, all the existing event rules of the chosen domain are disabled. Otherwise, at least one event rule to disable named EVENT must be specified.

With the --kernel option, the event source type can be specified using one of the --tracepoint, --probe, --function, or --syscall options. See lttng-enable-event(1) for more details about event source types.

Events can be disabled while tracing is active (use lttng-start(1) to make a tracing session active).


General options are described in lttng(1).


One of:

-j, --jul

Disable event rules in the java.util.logging (JUL) domain.

-k, --kernel

Disable event rules in the Linux kernel domain.

-l, --log4j

Disable event rules in the Apache log4j domain.

-p, --python

Disable event rules in the Python domain.

-u, --userspace

Disable event rules in the user space domain.


-c CHANNEL, --channel=CHANNEL

Disable event rules in the channel named CHANNEL instead of the default channel name channel0.

-s SESSION, --session=SESSION

Disable event rules in the tracing session named SESSION instead of the current tracing session.

Event source type

One of:


Linux kernel kretprobe. Only available with the --kernel domain option.


Linux kernel kprobe. Only available with the --kernel domain option.


Linux kernel system call. Only available with the --kernel domain option.


Linux kernel or application tracepoint. Only available with the --kernel domain option (default Linux kernel domain event source type).


-a, --all-events

Disable all enabled event rules in the chosen tracing session, tracing domain, and channel.

Program information

-h, --help

Show command help.

This option, like lttng-help(1), attempts to launch /usr/bin/man to view the command’s man page. The path to the man pager can be overridden by the LTTNG_MAN_BIN_PATH environment variable.


List available command options.

Environment Variables


Set to 1 to abort the process after the first error is encountered.


Overrides the $HOME environment variable. Useful when the user running the commands has a non-writable home directory.


Absolute path to the man pager to use for viewing help information about LTTng commands (using lttng-help(1) or lttng COMMAND --help).


Path in which the session.xsd session configuration XML schema may be found.


Full session daemon binary path.

The --sessiond-path option has precedence over this environment variable.

Note that the lttng-create(1) command can spawn an LTTng session daemon automatically if none is running. See lttng-sessiond(8) for the environment variables influencing the execution of the session daemon.



User LTTng runtime configuration.

This is where the per-user current tracing session is stored between executions of lttng(1). The current tracing session can be set with lttng-set-session(1). See lttng-create(1) for more information about tracing sessions.


Default output directory of LTTng traces. This can be overridden with the --output option of the lttng-create(1) command.


User LTTng runtime and configuration directory.


Default location of saved user tracing sessions (see lttng-save(1) and lttng-load(1)).


System-wide location of saved tracing sessions (see lttng-save(1) and lttng-load(1)).


$LTTNG_HOME defaults to $HOME when not explicitly set.

Exit Status




Command error


Undefined command


Fatal error


Command warning (something went wrong during the command)


If you encounter any issue or usability problem, please report it on the LTTng bug tracker <>.



This program is part of the LTTng-tools project.

LTTng-tools is distributed under the GNU General Public License version 2 <>. See the LICENSE <> file for details.


Special thanks to Michel Dagenais and the DORSAL laboratory <> at École Polytechnique de Montréal for the LTTng journey.

Also thanks to the Ericsson teams working on tracing which helped us greatly with detailed bug reports and unusual test cases.

See Also

lttng-enable-event(1), lttng(1)

Referenced By

lttng(1), lttng-enable-event(1).

10/17/2019 LTTng 2.11.0 LTTng Manual