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[PATCH 0/3] A kernel tracing interface
- From: "David J. Wilder" <dwilder at us dot ibm dot com>
- To: linux-kernel at vger dot kernel dot org, akpm at linux-foundation dot org
- Cc: randy dot dunlap at oracle dot com, hch at infradead dot org, systemtap at sources dot redhat dot com
- Date: Tue, 02 Oct 2007 11:55:46 -0700
- Subject: [PATCH 0/3] A kernel tracing interface
These patches provide a kernel tracing interface called "trace".
(update) Updated documentation and added configuration dependency
on KPROBES for trace sample code.
The motivation for "trace" is to:
- Provide a simple set of tracing primitives that will utilize the high-
performance and low-overhead of relayfs for passing traces data from
kernel to user space.
- Provide a common user interface for managing kernel traces.
- Allow for binary as well as ascii trace data.
- Incorporate features from the systemtap runtime that are
useful to others.
Patches are against 2.6.23-rc8-mm2
Summary of patches:
[patch 1/3] Trace code and documentation
[patch 2/3] Relay Reset Consumed
[patch 3/3] Trace sample
Note: Patch 2/3 provides a service used by patch 1/3
thus must be applied first or at the same time.
Note: The following patches must be applied prior to 3/3.
[patch 3/5] Add samples subdir
[patch 4/5] Linux Kernel Markers - Samples
Signed-off-by: David Wilder <firstname.lastname@example.org>