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SubjectRe: Unified tracing buffer
Steven Rostedt wrote:
> But, with that, with a global atomic counter, and the following trace:
>
> cpu 0: trace_point_a
> cpu 1: trace_point_c
> cpu 0: trace_point_b
> cpu 1: trace_point_d
>
>
> Could the event a really come after event d, even though we already hit
> event b?

yes, if event c is an interrupt event :-).

cpu 0 cpu 1
hit event d
hit event a
log event a
irq event c
log event c
hit event b
log event b
log event d

so, I think if we really need to order events, we have to stop
irq right after hitting an event.

Anyway, in most case, I think it works, but as accurate as
synchronized-TSC if hardware supports it.

Thank you,

--
Masami Hiramatsu

Software Engineer
Hitachi Computer Products (America) Inc.
Software Solutions Division

e-mail: mhiramat@redhat.com



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