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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/6] writeback: initial tracing support
On Tue, 25 May 2010 20:54:07 +1000
Dave Chinner <david@fromorbit.com> wrote:

> From: From: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com>
>
> Trace queue/sched/exec parts of the writeback loop.

It would be most useful if this patchset's description provided sample
tracing output, so we can see what the patch is actually providing us.

> -#define inode_to_bdi(inode) ((inode)->i_mapping->backing_dev_info)
> -
> -/*
> - * We don't actually have pdflush, but this one is exported though /proc...
> - */
> -int nr_pdflush_threads;
> -
> /*
> * Passed into wb_writeback(), essentially a subset of writeback_control
> */
> @@ -63,6 +57,16 @@ struct bdi_work {
> unsigned long state; /* flag bits, see WS_* */
> };
>
> +#define CREATE_TRACE_POINTS
> +#include <trace/events/writeback.h>
> +
> +#define inode_to_bdi(inode) ((inode)->i_mapping->backing_dev_info)

Could/should be implemented in C.

> +/*
> + * We don't actually have pdflush, but this one is exported though /proc...
> + */
> +int nr_pdflush_threads;

So this is always zero now?

We don't want to keep it forever. Add a
printk_once("nr_pdflush_threads is deprecated") when someone reads it,
remove it in 2014.

>
> ...
>
> --- /dev/null
> +++ b/include/trace/events/writeback.h
> @@ -0,0 +1,171 @@
> +#undef TRACE_SYSTEM
> +#define TRACE_SYSTEM writeback
> +
> +#if !defined(_TRACE_WRITEBACK_H) || defined(TRACE_HEADER_MULTI_READ)

Seems wrong. If you define TRACE_HEADER_MULTI_READ then include this
header twice, things explode. Which negates the purpose of
_TRACE_WRITEBACK_H.

> +#define _TRACE_WRITEBACK_H
> +
> +#include <linux/backing-dev.h>
> +#include <linux/writeback.h>
> +
> +TRACE_EVENT(writeback_queue,
> +
> + TP_PROTO(struct backing_dev_info *bdi, struct wb_writeback_args *args),
> +
> + TP_ARGS(bdi, args),
> +
> + TP_STRUCT__entry(
> + __array(char, name, 16)
> + __field(long, nr_pages)
> + __field(int, sb)
> + __field(int, sync_mode)
> + __field(int, for_kupdate)
> + __field(int, range_cyclic)
> + __field(int, for_background)
> + ),
> +
> + TP_fast_assign(
> + strncpy(__entry->name, dev_name(bdi->dev), 16);
> + __entry->nr_pages = args->nr_pages;
> + __entry->sb = !!args->sb;
> + __entry->for_kupdate = args->for_kupdate;
> + __entry->range_cyclic = args->range_cyclic;
> + __entry->for_background = args->for_background;
> + ),
> +
> + TP_printk("%s: pages=%ld, sb=%d, kupdate=%d, range_cyclic=%d "
> + "for_background=%d", __entry->name, __entry->nr_pages,
> + __entry->sb, __entry->for_kupdate,
> + __entry->range_cyclic, __entry->for_background)
> +);
> +



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