fiu-run(1)                  General Commands Manual                 fiu-run(1)

       fiu-run - a script to launch programs using libfiu

       fiu-run [options] program [program arguments]

       fiu-run is a script to make it easier to launch programs using
       libfiu(3). It can enable failure points and start libfiu's remote
       control capabilities before starting to execute the program, avoiding
       the need to write a special launcher to inject failures.

       It is specially useful when used to inject failures in the POSIX/libc
       functions, because it does not require any program modifications.

       After launching programs with fiu-run, fiu-ctrl(1) can be used to
       enable and disable their failure points at runtme.

       For additional documentation, go to the project's website at

       -c command
              Run the given libfiu remote control command before executing the
              program (see below for reference).

       -x     Use the POSIX libfiu preload library, allows simulate failures
              in the POSIX and C standard library functions.

       -f ctrlpath
              Enable remote control over named pipes with the given path as
              base name, the process id will be appended (defaults to
              "$TMPDIR/fiu-ctrl", or "/tmp/fiu-ctrl" if "$TMPDIR" is not set).
              Set to "" to disable remote control over named pipes.

       -l path
              Path where to find the libfiu preload libraries. Defaults to the
              path where they were installed, so it is usually correct.

       Remote control commands are of the form "command
       param1=value1,param2=value2".  Valid commands are:

       'enable name=NAME'
              Enables the NAME failure point unconditionally.

       'enable_random name=NAME,probability=P'
              Enables the NAME failure point with a probability of P.

       All of the enable* commands can also optionally take failnum and
       failinfo parameters, analogous to the ones taken by the C functions.

       The following will run the fortune(1) program simulating faults in
       read() with 5% probability (note that the -x parameter is required in
       this case to enable failure points in the POSIX and libc functions):

              fiu-run -x -c "enable_random name=posix/io/rw/read,probability=0.05" fortune

       By running it multiple times you will see that sometimes it works, but
       most of the time you get different errors, resulting from the simulated

       libfiu(3), fiu-ctrl(1).

       If you want to report bugs, or have any questions or comments, just let
       me know at For more information about libfiu,
       you can go to

                                  16/Jun/2009                       fiu-run(1)