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SubjectRe: [PATCH 3/9 - v2][RFC] tracing: Remove per event trace registering
* Frederic Weisbecker ( wrote:
> On Mon, May 03, 2010 at 11:40:48PM -0400, Steven Rostedt wrote:
> > From: Steven Rostedt <>
> >
> > This patch removes the register functions of TRACE_EVENT() to enable
> > and disable tracepoints. The registering of a event is now down
> > directly in the trace_events.c file. The tracepoint_probe_register()
> > is now called directly.
> >
> > The prototypes are no longer type checked, but this should not be
> > an issue since the tracepoints are created automatically by the
> > macros. If a prototype is incorrect in the TRACE_EVENT() macro, then
> > other macros will catch it.
> Agreed. Typechecking matters for human code but not in this context.
> Considering that the tracepoint and the probe are created by the same
> CPP code, bugs will be tracked down quickly and located to a single
> place.

So it seems that I am the only one asking for extra type-checking and
caring about problems that can appear subtily on architectures where the
number of caller/callee arguments must match. And also the only one
considering that passing more arguments to a callback that does not
expect all of them might be a problem on some architectures.

Am I the only one thinking there is something fishy there ? I might be
entirely over-paranoid, but this approach has rarely failed me in the



Mathieu Desnoyers
Operating System Efficiency R&D Consultant
EfficiOS Inc.

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