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SubjectRe: [patch 4/4] KVM-trace port to tracepoints
Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 23, 2008 at 10:55:03AM +0200, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
>
>> Andrew raised the whole point about trace_mark() generating an
>> user-visible interface and thus it should be stable, and I agree with
>> that.
>>
>
> I'm not sure why this comes up again and again, but it's utter bullshit.
> trace_mark does not generate any kind of user interface, just purely
> a kernel internal interface.
>

trace_mark() is implement kvmtrace, which is propagated to userspace.
So while trace_mark() itself is not a userspace interface, one of its
users is.

It's an unstable interface. But so is dmesg; that's the nature of tracing.

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error compiling committee.c: too many arguments to function



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