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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/5] Revert "kmemtrace: fix printk format warnings"
Mathieu Desnoyers <> writes:

> [...]
> Is this kmemtrace marker meant to be exposed to userspace ?
> I suspect not.
> [...]
> Tracepoints = in-kernel tracing API.
> Markers = Data-formatting tracing API, meant to export the data either
> to user-space in text or binary format.

FWIW, that was certainly not the intent of markers. It was to try to
satisfy both sorts of uses with relative type-safety and a minimum of
code. Tracepoints may be nice if one needs somewhat (how much?) more
performance, and is willing to burden someone else with the necessary
extra code (such as tracepoint-to-marker conversion modules) to expose
the same data to "userspace" tools like lttng/systemtap.

- FChE

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