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    SubjectRe: mailing list for trace users
    On 09/16/2009 11:16 PM, Steven Rostedt wrote:
    > What are people's thoughts about creating a linux-trace-users mailing
    > list on vger.kernel.org?
    >
    > This would be a place for users of tracers and even perf. For asking
    > questions about how to use the debugfs/tracing directory or the perf
    > tool.
    >
    > This will not be a place for kernel development. Patches for the tracing
    > infrastructure should still go through LKML. This will be a place to ask
    > how-to questions, or any other kind of help questions.
    >
    > LKML can be quite intimidating, and it is not a place to ask help
    > questions anyway. I think adding a linux-trace-users mailing list would
    > be a good idea.
    >

    Yes please. Here's a question to start it off - how to I 'perf
    annotate' a symbol in a module?

    $ perf report
    # Samples: 68202
    #
    # Overhead Command Shared Object Symbol
    # ........ ............... ............. ......
    #
    84.17% qemu-system-x86 [kernel] [k] vmx_vcpu_run [kvm_intel]
    4.28% qemu-system-x86 [kernel] [k] kvm_arch_vcpu_ioctl_run
    [kvm]
    0.88% qemu-system-x86 [kernel] [k] add_preempt_count
    0.75% qemu-system-x86 [kernel] [k] _spin_unlock_irqrestore
    0.68% qemu-system-x86 [kernel] [k] _spin_lock_irq

    $ perf annotate -k ~avi/kvm/linux-2.6/vmlinux -m vmx_vcpu_run
    Error: symbol 'vmx_vcpu_run' not present amongst the samples.

    builtin symbols work.

    --
    error compiling committee.c: too many arguments to function



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