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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/8] [GIT PULL] TRACE_EVENT for modules
On Tue, Apr 14, 2009 at 05:29:17PM -0400, Frank Ch. Eigler wrote:
> Hi -
>
> On Tue, Apr 14, 2009 at 05:04:45PM -0400, Theodore Tso wrote:
> > [...]
> > One thing which I would really like is to avoid needing to drop the
> > header file in include/trace/<subsystem.h>.
> >
> > The problem that I have with this is that for ext4, we need to access
> > private data structures which are defined in header files in
> > fs/ext4/*.h --- which we moved into fs/ext4 a long time ago [...]
>
> If the tracepoints/events expand to code that exposes those private
> structures, then those structures are perhaps not quite so private any
> more. That argues for moving those headers back under include/..., or
> at least those type decls made reachable from the tracepoints.

They expose them to the TRACE_EVENT output format, which then
pretty-prints them. They are still as private to the module as it gets.



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