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Subject[PATCH 0/2] convert ftrace syscalls to TRACE_EVENT
hi,

I brought this up for as RFC before, and people were agreed in principal to
this idea. There are a number of advantages to having the syscall tracing
implemented as an event:

-can toggle on/off individual syscalls
-as a non-dedicated tracer, it can intermix with other tracing data
-by using tracepoints other infrastructures can tie into this implementation
-ability to print flag names and not just bits

In terms of the implementation, I've introduced a new 'trace_syscalls' enabled
flag in the <debugfs>/tracing/ directory to toggle the TIF_SYSCALL_FTRACE.
so: echo 1 > trace_syscalls to enable, echo 0 > trace_syscalls disable.

The implementation is still a bit rough, but I wanted to make sure I was on the
right track before spending more time on this. I've showed an example of
printing out a flag using a 'clock_id_toname()' to macro. Steven's print_flags()
addition, should make pretty printing flag names much easier.

I believe that this current patch covers the functionality of the current ftrace
syscall tracer minus priting variable names and types, which I could add....thus,
I hope it can be merged in this state, and we can add pretty printing features
over time?

thanks,

-Jason


Jason Baron (2):
-allow TP_printk() to have no args
-syscall tracepoints

arch/x86/kernel/ptrace.c | 8 +-
include/asm-generic/syscall.h | 3 +
include/trace/events/syscalls.h | 4202 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
include/trace/ftrace.h | 2 +-
include/trace/syscall.h | 6 +
kernel/trace/Makefile | 1 -
kernel/trace/trace.c | 101 +
kernel/trace/trace_syscalls.c | 250 ---
8 files changed, 4318 insertions(+), 255 deletions(-)
create mode 100644 include/trace/events/syscalls.h
delete mode 100644 kernel/trace/trace_syscalls.c



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