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SubjectRe: [PATCH] ftrace: Documentation
On Thu, Jul 10, 2008 at 10:16 PM, Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org> wrote:
>
> This is the long awaited ftrace.txt. It explains in quite detail how to
> use ftrace and the various tracers.

This is quite good. Thanks!

> +Output format:
> +--------------
> +
> +Here's an example of the output format of the file "trace"
> +
> + --------
> +# tracer: ftrace
> +#
> +# TASK-PID CPU# TIMESTAMP FUNCTION
> +# | | | | |
> + bash-4251 [01] 10152.583854: path_put <-path_walk
> + bash-4251 [01] 10152.583855: dput <-path_put
> + bash-4251 [01] 10152.583855: _atomic_dec_and_lock <-dput
> + --------

A small caveat here...the function names may be substituted with a
"[unkown/kretprobe'd]" under special circumstances
(http://lkml.org/lkml/2008/5/27/275). May be that should be mentioned
here?

--
Regards,
Abhishek


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