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SubjectRe: [PATCH -perf/perf/core 5/6] perf probe: Add variable filter support
(2011/01/17 21:07), Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo wrote:
> Em Fri, Jan 14, 2011 at 11:42:05AM +0900, Masami Hiramatsu escreveu:
>> (2011/01/14 6:18), Franck Bui-Huu wrote:
>>> I'm wondering if the different syntax below could be simpler:
>>>
>>> $ perf probe add <probe>
>>> $ perf probe del <probe>
>>> $ perf probe show
>>> $ perf probe list <line>
>>> ... --vars[=<pattern>] [--externs] <probe>
>>> ... --funcs[=<pattern>]
>
>> Hm, well, if no one complains about changing the syntax of perf probe,
>> it may make things simple (maybe we'll also have to drop "perf probe
>> <PROBE>" syntax). Nowadays we already have perf-kvm, perf-sched, etc.
>> which use sub-sub commands.
>
>> IMHO, for avoiding confusion old options and "perf-list", below
>> sub-sub commands are more suitable.
>
>> $ perf probe add <probe>
>> $ perf probe del <probe>
>> $ perf probe list
>> $ perf probe lines <line>
>> $ perf probe vars [--filter=<pattern>|-F <pattern>] [--extern] <probe>
>> $ perf probe funcs [--filter=<pattern>|-F <pattern>]
>
> Right, and when packaging, we can do just like Ingo and Thomas are doing
> with 'perf trace', create a hardlink and if argv[0] is 'probe', that is
> an alias to 'perf probe', so we would do it just like:
>
> $ probe add <probe>
> $ probe del <probe>
> $ probe list
> $ probe lines <line>
> $ probe vars [--filter=<pattern>|-F <pattern>] [--extern] <probe>
> $ probe funcs [--filter=<pattern>|-F <pattern>]

Looks good! :)

BTW, it seems that 'make clean' doesn't cleanup that
'trace' hardlink...

>
> [root@felicio ~]# probe
> bash: probe: command not found...
>
> Also google told me that there was an /sbin/probe utility, but that was
> a long time ago, in the kernel-pcmcia-cs package, nowadays we have
> pcmciautils and it doesn't have this command, so I think it is up for
> grabs :-)
>
> So I think that the 'probe funcs' makes sense, will apply that patch in
> perf/core.

Thanks!


--
Masami HIRAMATSU
2nd Dept. Linux Technology Center
Hitachi, Ltd., Systems Development Laboratory
E-mail: masami.hiramatsu.pt@hitachi.com


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