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SubjectRe: [PATCH v7 00/16] tracing: probeevent: Improve fetcharg features
On Mon, 7 May 2018 11:30:03 -0400
Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org> wrote:

> On Sun, 6 May 2018 00:51:43 +0900
> Masami Hiramatsu <mhiramat@kernel.org> wrote:
>
> > OK, now I think it is a time to introduce new unified interface for dynamic events,
> > tracefs/dynamic_events and make uprobe_events and kprobe_events as symbolic-links
> > to the new interface file.
>
> So basically make one file that does all the work?
>
> I'm not sure we can keep the other files as symbolic links. Because we
> don't want the kprobe_events showing up in the uprobe_events file, and
> vice versa. We need to keep all this backward compatible.

Good catch!
Can't we check which file the user opened? If not, even though
we can setup a filter in ops->open().

>
> But I do like the idea of one file to rule them all, approach.

Thanks!

>
> -- Steve
>
>
> >
> > Actually, there is no reason we split those 2 interfaces, since
> > both have similar, but very clear syntax differences.
> >
> > o Uprobe event definition
> > p[:[GRP/]EVENT] PATH:OFFSET [FETCHARGS] : Set a uprobe
> > r[:[GRP/]EVENT] PATH:OFFSET [FETCHARGS] : Set a return uprobe (uretprobe)
> > -:[GRP/]EVENT : Clear uprobe or uretprobe event
> >
> > o Kprobe event definition
> > p[:[GRP/]EVENT] [MOD:]SYM[+offs]|MEMADDR [FETCHARGS] : Set a probe
> > r[MAXACTIVE][:[GRP/]EVENT] [MOD:]SYM[+0] [FETCHARGS] : Set a return probe
> > -:[GRP/]EVENT : Clear a probe
> >
> > At first, it is clear that those can share the parser. 2nd, it is easy to
> > distinguish those, because Uprobe event must require the PATH which starts
> > with '/', on the other hand, Kprobe event must NOT start with '/'.
> > (both SYM and MOD will start with alphabet or '_', of course MEMADDR
> > will start with digits)
> >
> > If we can merge those to unified dynamic_events interface, I think
> > 'f[:[GRP/]EVENT] SYM(CAST)' is also acceptable, since it is no more
> > only for kprobe/uprobe. We can directly add some other dynamic
> > events via dynamic_events interface. ;)
> >
> > Thank you,
> >
>


--
Masami Hiramatsu <mhiramat@kernel.org>

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