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SubjectRe: [PATCH] tracing/events: Add module tracepoints
Frederic Weisbecker wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 21, 2009 at 04:56:33PM +0800, Li Zefan wrote:
>> Add trace points to trace module_load, module_free, module_get,
>> module_put and module_request, and use trace_event facility
>> to get the trace output.
>>
>> Here's the sample output:
>>
>> TASK-PID CPU# TIMESTAMP FUNCTION
>> | | | | |
>> <...>-42 [000] 1.758380: module_request: fb0 wait=1 call_site=fb_open
>> ...
>> <...>-60 [000] 3.269403: module_load: scsi_wait_scan
>> <...>-60 [000] 3.269432: module_put: scsi_wait_scan call_site=sys_init_module refcnt=0
>> <...>-61 [001] 3.273168: module_free: scsi_wait_scan
>> ...
>> <...>-1021 [000] 13.836081: module_load: sunrpc
>> <...>-1021 [000] 13.840589: module_put: sunrpc call_site=sys_init_module refcnt=-1
>> <...>-1027 [000] 13.848098: module_get: sunrpc call_site=try_module_get refcnt=0
>> <...>-1027 [000] 13.848308: module_get: sunrpc call_site=get_filesystem refcnt=1
>> <...>-1027 [000] 13.848692: module_put: sunrpc call_site=put_filesystem refcnt=0
>> ...
>> modprobe-2587 [001] 1088.437213: module_load: trace_events_sample F
>> modprobe-2587 [001] 1088.437786: module_put: trace_events_sample call_site=sys_init_module refcnt=0
>>
>>
>> Note:
>>
>> - the taints flag can be 'F', 'C' and/or 'P' if mod->taints != 0
>>
>> - the module refcnt is percpu, so it can be negative in a specific cpu
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Li Zefan <lizf@cn.fujitsu.com>
>
>
> Nice.
>
> Just two worries about it.
>
> The ring buffer are flushed on module unloading right?
> That won't make it easy to perform module event tracing.
>

Yes, but only when the module has "_ftrace_events" section.
They are ext4 and gfs2 for the current kernel.

> Also the events selftests do a lot of random things to trigger
> each kind of events, I guess some new others will be needed to
> tests these, unless they will seem to fail on every selftests.
> Although I can't imagine a module loading/unloading for
> every ftrace event selftest... I guess these will require
> a specific treatement and also will need to be selftested once
> the filesystem is set to be able to load modules.
>

It's nice to have more selftests but I don't think it is a
necessity.

Actually the events selftests just confirm the events won't
crash the system, and no trace entries are generated by them
in the selftests.



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