Semantic conventions for Compatibility components

Status: Experimental

This document defines trace semantic conventions used by the compatibility components, e.g. OpenTracing Shim layer.

OpenTracing

Links created by the OpenTracing Shim MUST set opentracing.ref_type with one of the accepted values, describing the direct causal relationships between a child Span and a parent Span, as defined by OpenTracing.

AttributeTypeDescriptionExamplesRequired
opentracing.ref_typestringParent-child Reference type [1]child_ofNo

[1]: The causal relationship between a child Span and a parent Span.

opentracing.ref_type MUST be one of the following:

ValueDescription
child_ofThe parent Span depends on the child Span in some capacity
follows_fromThe parent Span does not depend in any way on the result of the child Span