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SubjectRe: [PATCH v5 24/37] tracing: Add support for 'synthetic' events
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Hi Namhyung,

On Tue, 2017-11-14 at 10:21 +0900, Namhyung Kim wrote:
> Hi Tom,
>
> On Thu, Nov 09, 2017 at 02:33:55PM -0600, Tom Zanussi wrote:
> > Synthetic events are user-defined events generated from hist trigger
> > variables saved from one or more other events.
> >
> > To define a synthetic event, the user writes a simple specification
> > consisting of the name of the new event along with one or more
> > variables and their type(s), to the tracing/synthetic_events file.
> >
> > For instance, the following creates a new event named 'wakeup_latency'
> > with 3 fields: lat, pid, and prio:
> >
> > # echo 'wakeup_latency u64 lat; pid_t pid; int prio' >> \
> > /sys/kernel/debug/tracing/synthetic_events
> >
> > Reading the tracing/synthetic_events file lists all the
> > currently-defined synthetic events, in this case the event we defined
> > above:
> >
> > # cat /sys/kernel/debug/tracing/synthetic_events
> > wakeup_latency u64 lat; pid_t pid; int prio
> >
> > At this point, the synthetic event is ready to use, and a histogram
> > can be defined using it:
> >
> > # echo 'hist:keys=pid,prio,lat.log2:sort=pid,lat' >> \
> > /sys/kernel/debug/tracing/events/synthetic/wakeup_latency/trigger
> >
> > The new event is created under the tracing/events/synthetic/ directory
> > and looks and behaves just like any other event:
> >
> > # ls /sys/kernel/debug/tracing/events/synthetic/wakeup_latency
> > enable filter format hist id trigger
> >
> > Although a histogram can be defined for it, nothing will happen until
> > an action tracing that event via the trace_synth() function occurs.
> > The trace_synth() function is very similar to all the other trace_*
> > invocations spread throughout the kernel, except in this case the
> > trace_ function and its corresponding tracepoint isn't statically
> > generated but defined by the user at run-time.
> >
> > How this can be automatically hooked up via a hist trigger 'action' is
> > discussed in a subsequent patch.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Tom Zanussi <tom.zanussi@linux.intel.com>
> > ---
>
> [SNIP]
> > +static const char *synth_field_fmt(char *type)
> > +{
> > + const char *fmt = "%llu";
> > +
> > + if (strcmp(type, "s64") == 0)
> > + fmt = "%lld";
> > + else if (strcmp(type, "u64") == 0)
> > + fmt = "%llu";
> > + else if (strcmp(type, "s32") == 0)
> > + fmt = "%d";
> > + else if (strcmp(type, "u32") == 0)
> > + fmt = "%u";
> > + else if (strcmp(type, "s16") == 0)
> > + fmt = "%d";
> > + else if (strcmp(type, "u16") == 0)
> > + fmt = "%u";
> > + else if (strcmp(type, "s8") == 0)
> > + fmt = "%d";
> > + else if (strcmp(type, "u8") == 0)
> > + fmt = "%u";
> > + else if (strcmp(type, "char") == 0)
> > + fmt = "%d";
> > + else if (strcmp(type, "unsigned char") == 0)
> > + fmt = "%u";
> > + else if (strcmp(type, "int") == 0)
> > + fmt = "%d";
> > + else if (strcmp(type, "unsigned int") == 0)
> > + fmt = "%u";
> > + else if (strcmp(type, "long") == 0)
> > + fmt = "%ld";
> > + else if (strcmp(type, "unsigned long") == 0)
> > + fmt = "%lu";
> > + else if (strcmp(type, "pid_t") == 0)
> > + fmt = "%d";
> > + else if (strstr(type, "[") == 0)
> > + fmt = "%s";
>
> Is it for string? You may want to check it with '!='..
>

It is for a string, will change (and to strchr).

Thanks,

Tom

> Thanks,
> Namhyung
>
>
> > +
> > + return fmt;
> > +}


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