Angelo recently showed an easy way to dump SQL queries using DTrace, while reading the articles I felt that some important information is missing: The name of the user executing the query and the selected database. So I sat down a few minutes and tried to collect that data.
For the database name I found a quite simple solution: It is passed as parameter to the check_user() function to MySQL so we can easily add a thread-local variable to keep that name. Simple script for that:
Getting the username is a bit harder, for the PID-provider we need a function where it is passed as parameter, best would be if it was passed as char*, but there's no such function reliably called. (For instance there are functions for checking max connections per user where all we need is passed in a proper way, but it's only called when a limit was set) The only way would be to take the user_connect property of the THD object which is passed to dispatch_command and then access the username (and hostname). But getting that working from within DTrace is quite some work. I prepared some scripts doing this with simple C structures for the second part of my DTrace article series, which is ready in my head and is waiting to be typed, so in theory it should be possible, anybody wants to try?