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Gem Version

RbBCC is a port of BCC in MRI. See iovisor project page.


This gem requires Please install it following BCC's instruction.


Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'rbbcc'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install rbbcc


require 'rbbcc' 

code = <<CLANG
int kprobe__sys_clone(void *ctx)
  bpf_trace_printk("Hello, World!\\n");
  return 0;
CLANG code).trace_print

See examples (both in rbbcc and BCC)

Trying with docker

udzura/rbbcc:${version} is available.

  • On generic linux:
$ docker run --privileged \
    -v/lib/modules:/lib/modules \
    -v/sys:/sys \
    -v/usr/src:/usr/src \
    -v`pwd`:/opt \
    -ti \
    udzura/rbbcc:0.0.2 /opt/hello_world.rb
Found fnc: kprobe__sys_clone
Attach: p_sys_clone

            bash-20113 [000] ....   377.602655: 0x00000001: Hello, World!
            bash-20113 [000] ....   385.367309: 0x00000001: Hello, World!
            bash-20113 [000] ....   391.203779: 0x00000001: Hello, World!
            curl-20316 [001] ....   391.218226: 0x00000001: Hello, World!
            bash-20113 [000] ....   402.528271: 0x00000001: Hello, World!
 docker-containe-20236 [000] ....   403.090058: 0x00000001: Hello, World!
  • On Docker for Mac:
    • Docker for Mac host does not have heders file in /usr/src, so you should extract headers in each container inside.
### I have prepared an example Dockerfile
$ docker build -t udzura/rbbcc:0.0.2-dfm -f Dockerfile.dfm-example .
$ docker run --privileged \
    -v/lib/modules:/lib/modules \
    -v`pwd`/examples:/opt \
    -ti \
    udzura/rbbcc:0.0.2-dfm /opt/hello_world.rb
 containerd-shim-4932  [002] d...  1237.795421: : Hello, World!
           httpd-4958  [000] d...  1237.795666: : Hello, World!
           httpd-4958  [000] d...  1237.795794: : Hello, World!
           httpd-4967  [000] d...  1237.795988: : Hello, World!
           httpd-4967  [000] d...  1237.796211: : Hello, World!
           httpd-4967  [000] d...  1237.796289: : Hello, World!
           httpd-4967  [000] d...  1237.796325: : Hello, World!
           <...>-5025  [003] d...  1237.796956: : Hello, World!
            runc-5025  [003] d...  1237.797133: : Hello, World!
           httpd-4967  [000] d...  1237.797156: : Hello, World!
           httpd-4967  [000] d...  1237.797198: : Hello, World!
           httpd-4967  [000] d...  1237.797340: : Hello, World!
            runc-5025  [003] d...  1237.797464: : Hello, World!


After checking out the repo, run bin/setup to install dependencies. You can also run bin/console for an interactive prompt that will allow you to experiment.

To install this gem onto your local machine, run bundle exec rake install. To release a new version, update the version number in version.rb, and then run bundle exec rake release, which will create a git tag for the version, push git commits and tags, and push the .gem file to


Bug reports and pull requests are welcome on GitHub at

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