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SubjectRe: [PATCH -tip 00/13]tracing/kprobes: Dynamic events on module support
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On Mon, 2011-06-27 at 16:26 +0900, Masami Hiramatsu wrote:
> Hi Steven,
>
> Here, I'd like to push updates of dynamic events and perf-probe
> for supporting dynamic events on module.
>
> The main part of this series is 1-5th patches for kprobes and
> dynamic event tracer, which allows us to add events on offline
> kernel module. This means we can put events even on the init
> functions of the drivers before loading. The requirement of
> this feature comes from my recent experience of a driver
> debugging. It had a timing bug in the initialization routine,
> and it was hard to catch them without tracing the behavior.
>
> I added some perf-probe updates (which including some resent
> patches), And it's OK to pull only the main part (kprobes and
> ftrace patches) without perf updates.
>

Thanks Masami,

I'll try to get to this this week. I've just been doing my main job at
the moment ;) Which surprisingly, has nothing to do with ftrace.

-- Steve




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