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SubjectRe: [PATCH v5 24/37] tracing: Add support for 'synthetic' events
Hi Tom,

On Thu, Nov 09, 2017 at 02:33:55PM -0600, Tom Zanussi wrote:
> Synthetic events are user-defined events generated from hist trigger
> variables saved from one or more other events.
>
> To define a synthetic event, the user writes a simple specification
> consisting of the name of the new event along with one or more
> variables and their type(s), to the tracing/synthetic_events file.
>
> For instance, the following creates a new event named 'wakeup_latency'
> with 3 fields: lat, pid, and prio:
>
> # echo 'wakeup_latency u64 lat; pid_t pid; int prio' >> \
> /sys/kernel/debug/tracing/synthetic_events
>
> Reading the tracing/synthetic_events file lists all the
> currently-defined synthetic events, in this case the event we defined
> above:
>
> # cat /sys/kernel/debug/tracing/synthetic_events
> wakeup_latency u64 lat; pid_t pid; int prio
>
> At this point, the synthetic event is ready to use, and a histogram
> can be defined using it:
>
> # echo 'hist:keys=pid,prio,lat.log2:sort=pid,lat' >> \
> /sys/kernel/debug/tracing/events/synthetic/wakeup_latency/trigger
>
> The new event is created under the tracing/events/synthetic/ directory
> and looks and behaves just like any other event:
>
> # ls /sys/kernel/debug/tracing/events/synthetic/wakeup_latency
> enable filter format hist id trigger
>
> Although a histogram can be defined for it, nothing will happen until
> an action tracing that event via the trace_synth() function occurs.
> The trace_synth() function is very similar to all the other trace_*
> invocations spread throughout the kernel, except in this case the
> trace_ function and its corresponding tracepoint isn't statically
> generated but defined by the user at run-time.
>
> How this can be automatically hooked up via a hist trigger 'action' is
> discussed in a subsequent patch.
>
> Signed-off-by: Tom Zanussi <tom.zanussi@linux.intel.com>
> ---

[SNIP]
> +static const char *synth_field_fmt(char *type)
> +{
> + const char *fmt = "%llu";
> +
> + if (strcmp(type, "s64") == 0)
> + fmt = "%lld";
> + else if (strcmp(type, "u64") == 0)
> + fmt = "%llu";
> + else if (strcmp(type, "s32") == 0)
> + fmt = "%d";
> + else if (strcmp(type, "u32") == 0)
> + fmt = "%u";
> + else if (strcmp(type, "s16") == 0)
> + fmt = "%d";
> + else if (strcmp(type, "u16") == 0)
> + fmt = "%u";
> + else if (strcmp(type, "s8") == 0)
> + fmt = "%d";
> + else if (strcmp(type, "u8") == 0)
> + fmt = "%u";
> + else if (strcmp(type, "char") == 0)
> + fmt = "%d";
> + else if (strcmp(type, "unsigned char") == 0)
> + fmt = "%u";
> + else if (strcmp(type, "int") == 0)
> + fmt = "%d";
> + else if (strcmp(type, "unsigned int") == 0)
> + fmt = "%u";
> + else if (strcmp(type, "long") == 0)
> + fmt = "%ld";
> + else if (strcmp(type, "unsigned long") == 0)
> + fmt = "%lu";
> + else if (strcmp(type, "pid_t") == 0)
> + fmt = "%d";
> + else if (strstr(type, "[") == 0)
> + fmt = "%s";

Is it for string? You may want to check it with '!='..

Thanks,
Namhyung


> +
> + return fmt;
> +}

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