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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/8] [GIT PULL] TRACE_EVENT for modules

    On Tue, 14 Apr 2009, Theodore Tso wrote:

    > On Tue, Apr 14, 2009 at 01:23:37PM -0400, Steven Rostedt wrote:
    > >
    > > Removal of the two headers per trace system. No need to have
    > > include/trace/sched.h and include/linux/sched_event_types.h
    > > All the changes go into include/trace/sched.h. But note that how that
    > > file is made is important. One could look at the sched.h file, or
    > > skb.h, lockdep.h and kmem.h as an example.
    > Hi Steven,
    > One thing which I would really like is to avoid needing to drop the
    > header file in include/trace/<subsystem.h>.
    > The problem that I have with this is that for ext4, we need to access
    > private data structures which are defined in header files in
    > fs/ext4/*.h --- which we moved into fs/ext4 a long time ago at the
    > request of those who felt include/linux/* was getting rather
    > cluttered, and if a subsystem had header files which were only needed
    > by files for that particular subsystems, they should be moved out of
    > include/linux.
    > I supported the above-mentioned cleanup, but it's causing problems
    > given that include/trace/ext4_events_types.h (or include/trace/ext4.h
    > in the new world order) needs access to various structure definitions
    > in fs/ext4/*.h. I could move the required header files into
    > include/linux/ext4_tracing_types.h --- which has the downside that it
    > is a very random collection of data structures --- or I could entirely
    > revert the cleanup we did long ago and move all of the ext4 header
    > files back into include/linux. But better yet would be if there was
    > some way we could tell the tracing subsystem that tracing header file
    > for ext4 could be found in fs/ext4/ext4_trace.h.
    > Any chance you could support something like this?

    Yes, at the bottom of your header file, before including define_trace.h,
    you can simply add:

    #define TRACE_INCLUDE_PATH ../../fs/ext4

    #include <trace/define_trace.h>

    the TRACE_INCLUDE_PATH is a reference from where trace/define_trace.h is
    located. It may even be cleaner to do:


    and in the Makefile have:

    CFLAGS_ext4_jbd2.o := -DEXT4_PATH=$(PWD)

    That's something like what I did for my external module test.

    -- Steve

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