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SubjectRe: [PATCH] tracing: Cleanup the convoluted softirq tracepoints
On Tue, 2010-10-19 at 15:00 +0200, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> With the addition of trace_softirq_raise() the softirq tracepoint got
> even more convoluted. Why the tracepoints take two pointers to assign
> an integer is beyond my comprehension.
> But adding an extra case which treats the first pointer as an unsigned
> long when the second pointer is NULL including the back and forth
> type casting is just horrible.
> Convert the softirq tracepoints to take a single unsigned int argument
> for the softirq vector number and fix the call sites.
> Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <>

Acked-by: Peter Zijlstra <>

A much needed cleanup indeed!

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