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SubjectRe: [PATCH 06/18] tracing: Ftrace dynamic ftrace_event_call support
Frederic Weisbecker wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 27, 2009 at 10:47:24AM +0800, Li Zefan wrote:
>>> -int trace_define_field(struct ftrace_event_call *call, const char *type,
>>> - const char *name, int offset, int size, int is_signed,
>>> +int trace_define_field(struct ftrace_event_call *call, char *type,
>>> + char *name, int offset, int size, int is_signed,
>>> int filter_type)
>>
>> I don't see why you remove "const"?
>
>
>
> Because kprobes uses dynamically allocated strings as names.
> That said, I should turn it back to const, it's indeed more sane.
> I don't remember exactly the reason of this. I had to resolve several
> conflicts between Masami's patchset and tracing/core, but I did
> wrong in this part, indeed.

Ah, it should be a regression. My patches were based on an old ftrace
which used char * instead of const char *, before Li enhanced it.

Thank you for pointing it out!

>
>
>
>>> {
>>> struct ftrace_event_field *field;
>>> @@ -92,9 +92,7 @@ int trace_define_common_fields(struct ftrace_event_call *call)
>>> }
>>> EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(trace_define_common_fields);
>>
>> ...
>>
>>> for (i = 0; i< meta->nb_args; i++) {
>>> - ret = trace_define_field(call, meta->types[i],
>>> - meta->args[i], offset,
>>> + ret = trace_define_field(call, (char *)meta->types[i],
>>> + (char *)meta->args[i], offset,
>>
>> This is not good..
>
>
> Yeah.
>
>
>>
>>> sizeof(unsigned long), 0,
>>> FILTER_OTHER);
>>> offset += sizeof(unsigned long);
>>> @@ -277,13 +277,13 @@ void ftrace_syscall_exit(struct pt_regs *regs, long ret)
>>> trace_current_buffer_unlock_commit(event, 0, 0);
>>> }
>>
>> ...
>>
>>> -int reg_event_syscall_exit(void *ptr)
>>> +int reg_event_syscall_exit(struct ftrace_event_call *call)
>>> {
>>> int ret = 0;
>>> int num;
>>> char *name;
>>>
>>> - name = (char *)ptr;
>>> + name = (char *)call->data;
>>
>> nitpick: implicit cast is fine.
>>
>>> num = syscall_name_to_nr(name);
>>> if (num< 0 || num>= FTRACE_SYSCALL_MAX)
>>> return -ENOSYS;
>>> @@ -342,12 +342,12 @@ int reg_event_syscall_exit(void *ptr)
>>> return ret;
>>> }
>>>
>>> -void unreg_event_syscall_exit(void *ptr)
>>> +void unreg_event_syscall_exit(struct ftrace_event_call *call)
>>> {
>>> int num;
>>> char *name;
>>>
>>> - name = (char *)ptr;
>>> + name = (char *)call->data;
>>
>> ditto
>
>
> Ok, I'll send a delta patch to fix these.
>
> Thanks.
>
>
>>
>>> num = syscall_name_to_nr(name);
>>> if (num< 0 || num>= FTRACE_SYSCALL_MAX)
>>> return;
>

--
Masami Hiramatsu

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

e-mail: mhiramat@redhat.com



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