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Contains stack traces collected by the sampling query profiler.

ClickHouse creates this table when the trace_log server configuration section is set. Also see settings: query_profiler_real_time_period_ns, query_profiler_cpu_time_period_ns, memory_profiler_step, memory_profiler_sample_probability, trace_profile_events.

To analyze logs, use the addressToLine, addressToLineWithInlines, addressToSymbol and demangle introspection functions.


  • hostname (LowCardinality(String)) — Hostname of the server executing the query.

  • event_date (Date) — Date of sampling moment.

  • event_time (DateTime) — Timestamp of the sampling moment.

  • event_time_microseconds (DateTime64) — Timestamp of the sampling moment with microseconds precision.

  • timestamp_ns (UInt64) — Timestamp of the sampling moment in nanoseconds.

  • revision (UInt32) — ClickHouse server build revision.

    When connecting to the server by clickhouse-client, you see the string similar to Connected to ClickHouse server version 19.18.1.. This field contains the revision, but not the version of a server.

  • trace_type (Enum8) — Trace type:

    • Real represents collecting stack traces by wall-clock time.
    • CPU represents collecting stack traces by CPU time.
    • Memory represents collecting allocations and deallocations when memory allocation exceeds the subsequent watermark.
    • MemorySample represents collecting random allocations and deallocations.
    • MemoryPeak represents collecting updates of peak memory usage.
    • ProfileEvent represents collecting of increments of profile events.
  • thread_id (UInt64) — Thread identifier.

  • query_id (String) — Query identifier that can be used to get details about a query that was running from the query_log system table.

  • trace (Array(UInt64)) — Stack trace at the moment of sampling. Each element is a virtual memory address inside ClickHouse server process.

  • size (Int64) - For trace types Memory, MemorySample or MemoryPeak is the amount of memory allocated, for other trace types is 0.

  • event (LowCardinality(String)) - For trace type ProfileEvent is the name of updated profile event, for other trace types is an empty string.

  • increment (UInt64) - For trace type ProfileEvent is the amount of increment of profile event, for other trace types is 0.


SELECT * FROM system.trace_log LIMIT 1 \G
Row 1:
event_date: 2020-09-10
event_time: 2020-09-10 11:23:09
event_time_microseconds: 2020-09-10 11:23:09.872924
timestamp_ns: 1599762189872924510
revision: 54440
trace_type: Memory
thread_id: 564963
trace: [371912858,371912789,371798468,371799717,371801313,371790250,624462773,566365041,566440261,566445834,566460071,566459914,566459842,566459580,566459469,566459389,566459341,566455774,371993941,371988245,372158848,372187428,372187309,372187093,372185478,140222123165193,140222122205443]
size: 5244400