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The Go OpenTelemetry implementation.

Project Status

Warning: this project is currently in a pre-GA phase. Backwards incompatible changes may be introduced in subsequent minor version releases as we work to track the evolving OpenTelemetry specification and user feedback.

Our progress towards a GA release candidate is tracked in this project board. This release candidate will follow semantic versioning and will be released with a major version greater than zero.

Progress and status specific to this repository is tracked in our local project boards and milestones.

Project versioning information and stability guarantees can be found in the versioning documentation.

Compatibility

This project is tested on the following systems.

OS Go Version Architecture
Ubuntu 1.15 amd64
Ubuntu 1.14 amd64
Ubuntu 1.15 386
Ubuntu 1.14 386
MacOS 1.15 amd64
MacOS 1.14 amd64
Windows 1.15 amd64
Windows 1.14 amd64
Windows 1.15 386
Windows 1.14 386

While this project should work for other systems, no compatibility guarantees are made for those systems currently.

Getting Started

You can find a getting started guide on opentelemetry.io.

OpenTelemetry's goal is to provide a single set of APIs to capture distributed traces and metrics from your application and send them to an observability platform. This project allows you to do just that for applications written in Go. There are two steps to this process: instrument your application, and configure an exporter.

Instrumentation

To start capturing distributed traces and metric events from your application it first needs to be instrumented. The easiest way to do this is by using an instrumentation library for your code. Be sure to check out the officially supported instrumentation libraries.

If you need to extend the telemetry an instrumentation library provides or want to build your own instrumentation for your application directly you will need to use the go.opentelemetry.io/otel/api package. The included examples are a good way to see some practical uses of this process.

Export

Now that your application is instrumented to collect telemetry, it needs an export pipeline to send that telemetry to an observability platform.

You can find officially supported exporters here and in the companion contrib repository. Additionally, there are many vendor specific or 3rd party exporters for OpenTelemetry. These exporters are broken down by trace and metric support.

Contributing

See the contributing documentation.

Documentation

Overview

Package otel provides global access to the OpenTelemetry API. The subpackages of the otel package provide an implementation of the OpenTelemetry API.

This package is currently in a pre-GA phase. Backwards incompatible changes may be introduced in subsequent minor version releases as we work to track the evolving OpenTelemetry specification and user feedback.

The provided API is used to instrument code and measure data about that code's performance and operation. The measured data, by default, is not processed or transmitted anywhere. An implementation of the OpenTelemetry SDK, like the default SDK implementation (go.opentelemetry.io/otel/sdk), and associated exporters are used to process and transport this data.

To read the getting started guide, see https://opentelemetry.io/docs/go/getting-started/.

To read more about tracing, see go.opentelemetry.io/otel/trace.

To read more about metrics, see go.opentelemetry.io/otel/metric.

To read more about propagation, see go.opentelemetry.io/otel/propagation and go.opentelemetry.io/otel/baggage.

Index

Constants

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Variables

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Functions

func GetTextMapPropagator

func GetTextMapPropagator() propagation.TextMapPropagator

GetTextMapPropagator returns the global TextMapPropagator. If none has been set, a No-Op TextMapPropagator is returned.

func GetTracerProvider

func GetTracerProvider() trace.TracerProvider

GetTracerProvider returns the registered global trace provider. If none is registered then an instance of NoopTracerProvider is returned.

Use the trace provider to create a named tracer. E.g.

tracer := global.GetTracerProvider().Tracer("example.com/foo")

or

tracer := global.Tracer("example.com/foo")

func Handle

func Handle(err error)

Handle is a convience function for ErrorHandler().Handle(err)

func SetErrorHandler

func SetErrorHandler(h ErrorHandler)

SetErrorHandler sets the global ErrorHandler to be h.

func SetTextMapPropagator

func SetTextMapPropagator(propagator propagation.TextMapPropagator)

SetTextMapPropagator sets propagator as the global TextMapPropagator.

func SetTracerProvider

func SetTracerProvider(tp trace.TracerProvider)

SetTracerProvider registers `tp` as the global trace provider.

func Tracer

func Tracer(name string) trace.Tracer

Tracer creates a named tracer that implements Tracer interface. If the name is an empty string then provider uses default name.

This is short for GetTracerProvider().Tracer(name)

func Version

func Version() string

Version is the current release version of OpenTelemetry in use.

Types

type ErrorHandler

type ErrorHandler interface {
	// Handle handles any error deemed irremediable by an OpenTelemetry
	// component.
	Handle(error)
}

ErrorHandler handles irremediable events.

func GetErrorHandler

func GetErrorHandler() ErrorHandler

GetErrorHandler returns the global ErrorHandler instance. If no ErrorHandler instance has been set (`SetErrorHandler`), the default ErrorHandler which logs errors to STDERR is returned.

Directories

Path Synopsis
package attribute provides key and value attributes.
package attribute provides key and value attributes.
Package baggage provides functionality for storing and retrieving baggage items in Go context.
Package baggage provides functionality for storing and retrieving baggage items in Go context.
bridge
opencensus Module
opentracing Module
Package codes defines the canonical error codes used by OpenTelemetry.
Package codes defines the canonical error codes used by OpenTelemetry.
example
basic Module
grpc Module
http Module
jaeger Module
namedtracer Module
opencensus Module
prometheus Module
zipkin Module
exporter
trace/jaeger Module
exporters
otlp Module
stdout Module
trace/jaeger Module
trace/zipkin Module
metric module
oteltest module
Package propagation contains OpenTelemetry context propagators.
Package propagation contains OpenTelemetry context propagators.
sdk module
export/metric Module
metric Module
Package semconv implements OpenTelemetry semantic conventions.
Package semconv implements OpenTelemetry semantic conventions.
trace module
Package unit provides units.
Package unit provides units.
baggage
Package baggage provides types and functions to manage W3C Baggage.
Package baggage provides types and functions to manage W3C Baggage.
trace/noop
Package noop provides noop tracing implementations for tracer and span.
Package noop provides noop tracing implementations for tracer and span.
tools Module