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SubjectRe: [patch 4/8] x86/entry: Move irq tracing on syscall entry to C-code
On Sun, Mar 1, 2020 at 7:21 AM Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de> wrote:
>
> Andy Lutomirski <luto@amacapital.net> writes:
> >> On Mar 1, 2020, at 2:16 AM, Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de> wrote:
> >> Ok, but for the time being anything before/after CONTEXT_KERNEL is unsafe
> >> except trace_hardirq_off/on() as those trace functions do not allow to
> >> attach anything AFAICT.
> >
> > Can you point to whatever makes those particular functions special? I
> > failed to follow the macro maze.
>
> Those are not tracepoints and not going through the macro maze. See
> kernel/trace/trace_preemptirq.c

That has:

void trace_hardirqs_on(void)
{
if (this_cpu_read(tracing_irq_cpu)) {
if (!in_nmi())
trace_irq_enable_rcuidle(CALLER_ADDR0, CALLER_ADDR1);
tracer_hardirqs_on(CALLER_ADDR0, CALLER_ADDR1);
this_cpu_write(tracing_irq_cpu, 0);
}

lockdep_hardirqs_on(CALLER_ADDR0);
}
EXPORT_SYMBOL(trace_hardirqs_on);
NOKPROBE_SYMBOL(trace_hardirqs_on);

But this calls trace_irq_enable_rcuidle(), and that's the part of the
macro maze I got lost in. I found:

#ifdef CONFIG_TRACE_IRQFLAGS
DEFINE_EVENT(preemptirq_template, irq_disable,
TP_PROTO(unsigned long ip, unsigned long parent_ip),
TP_ARGS(ip, parent_ip));

DEFINE_EVENT(preemptirq_template, irq_enable,
TP_PROTO(unsigned long ip, unsigned long parent_ip),
TP_ARGS(ip, parent_ip));
#else
#define trace_irq_enable(...)
#define trace_irq_disable(...)
#define trace_irq_enable_rcuidle(...)
#define trace_irq_disable_rcuidle(...)
#endif

But the DEFINE_EVENT doesn't have the "_rcuidle" part. And that's
where I got lost in the macro maze. I looked at the gcc asm output,
and there is, indeed:

# ./include/trace/events/preemptirq.h:40:
DEFINE_EVENT(preemptirq_template, irq_enable,

with a bunch of asm magic that looks like it's probably a tracepoint.
I still don't quite see where the "_rcuidle" went.

But I also don't see why this is any different from any other tracepoint.

--Andy

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