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SubjectRe: [PATCH 03/16 v2] tracing: Add a proc file to stop tracing and free buffer
On Wed, Jun 15, 2011 at 10:43:09AM -0400, Steven Rostedt wrote:
> On Wed, 2011-06-15 at 16:25 +0200, Frederic Weisbecker wrote:
> > On Wed, Jun 15, 2011 at 09:48:44AM -0400, Steven Rostedt wrote:
> > > From: Vaibhav Nagarnaik <vnagarnaik@google.com>
> > >
> > > The proc file entry buffer_size_kb is used to set the size of tracing
> > > buffer.
> > >
> > > The memory to expand the buffer size is kernel memory. Consider
> > > a use case where tracing is handled by a user space utility, which acts
> > > as a gate keeper for tracing requests. In an OOM condition, tracing is
> > > considered a low priority task and if the utility gets killed the ring
> > > buffer memory cannot be released back to the kernel.
> > >
> > > This patch adds a proc file called "free_buffer" whose purpose is to
> > > stop tracing and free up the ring buffer when it is closed.
> > >
>
> >
> > s/proc/debugfs, right?
>
> Oops, I didn't even notice it said that. But you are correct, the patch
> adds a debugfs not a proc file.
>
> Not sure it's worth redoing for the changelog though :-/

No big deal, I just wanted to ensure I didn't miss something in the diff.


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