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SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH] selftests: ftrace: Allow some tests to be run in a tracing instance
On Thu, 20 Apr 2017 13:30:34 -0400
Steven Rostedt <> wrote:

> An tracing instance has several of the same capabilities as the top level
> instance, but may be implemented slightly different. Instead of just writing
> tests that duplicat the same test cases of the top level instance, allow a
> test to be written for both the top level as well as for an instance.
> If a test case can be run in both the top level as well as in an tracing
> instance directory, then it should have a ".itc" extension instead of just
> the ".tc" extension.
> Cc: Shuah Khan <>
> Cc: Masami Hiramatsu <>
> Cc: Namhyung Kim <>
> Signed-off-by: Steven Rostedt (VMware) <>
> ---

Updated with:

diff --git a/tools/testing/selftests/ftrace/ftracetest b/tools/testing/selftests/ftrace/ftracetest
index 889ec67..5e04f53 100755
--- a/tools/testing/selftests/ftrace/ftracetest
+++ b/tools/testing/selftests/ftrace/ftracetest
@@ -295,7 +295,7 @@ for t in $TEST_CASES; do

if [ $RUN_INSTANCES -eq 1 ]; then
- echo "Running tests in an tracing instance:"
+ echo "Running tests in a tracing instance:"
for t in $TEST_CASES; do
if [ "${t/*./}" != "itc" ]; then

-- Steve

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