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  • Decrusting the tracing crate [video] by Jon Gjengset
    1 project | | 10 Feb 2024
    The video description is as follows:

    In this stream, we peel back the crust on the tracing crate — — and explore its interface, structure, and mechanisms. We talk about spans, events, their attributes and fields, and how to think about them in async code. We also dig into what subscribers are, how they pick up events, and how you can construct your own subscribers through the layer abstraction. For more details about tracing, see

  • Vendor lock-in is in the small details
    7 projects | | 31 Oct 2023
    > What's been your biggest issues around ergonomics/amenities for OpenTelemetry?

    I can't speak generally, but in the Rust ecosystem the various crates don't play well together. Here's one example: <> There are four crates involved (tracing-attributes, tracing-opentelemetry, opentelemetry, and opentelemetry-datadog) and none of them fit properly into any of the others.

  • Grimoire - A recipe management application.
    7 projects | /r/rust | 5 Oct 2023
    The tracing (logging) mechanism in an asynchronous codebase (tracing).
  • How easy is it to swap out your async runtime?
    2 projects | /r/rust | 10 Jul 2023
    Tracing is Tokio's alternative for async code.
  • Hey Rustaceans! Got a question? Ask here (27/2023)!
    9 projects | /r/rust | 3 Jul 2023
    At a technical level, in Rust, both [tracing] and log are entire ecosystems (though for the latter at least there's also third party logging frameworks), and there's at least a bridge from log to tracing.
  • How can I write a tracing subscriber that saves to a database?
    1 project | /r/rust | 3 Jul 2023
    I am using for logging purposes in my application. I would like to develop a feature wherein logs should be saved to a database table (via sea-orm). Something similar is this, but it does not solve my needs fully.
  • A locking war story
    2 projects | /r/rust | 1 Jun 2023
    I've used the tracing infrastructure with tracing_flame to profile some hot paths in async code:
  • I was wrong about rust
    4 projects | /r/rust | 20 May 2023
    Oh nice! IIRC when I checked, it was the Unicode tables that smashed the code size. I recently hit the same issue with the tracing crate, where a crate feature (for env var filtering) pulled in regex and my binary was suddenly 1MB bigger.
  • Debugging and profiling embedded applications.
    8 projects | /r/rust | 30 Mar 2023
    I know about tools such as tracing, jaeger or tracy. While having a complete tracing could be a potential solution, these tools don't work with no_std.
  • Custom Axum Logging for Routes?
    2 projects | /r/rust | 17 Mar 2023
    tracing by itself only outputs log data, you need to consume them in a subscriber, the tracing-subscriber crate exists for this. (example)
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tokio-rs/tracing is an open source project licensed under MIT License which is an OSI approved license.

The primary programming language of tracing is Rust.

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