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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] rtc: Add tracepoints for RTC system
On Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:16:03 +0000
Mark Brown <broonie@kernel.org> wrote:

> On Wed, Dec 13, 2017 at 12:04:26PM +0100, Alexandre Belloni wrote:
>
> > Also, I think we could try having only the time64_t in the ring buffer.
> > Maybe I'm wrong but I think tools reading that buffer can do the
> > conversion themselves. Maybe I don't understand correctly how
> > tracepoints work and this doesn't make sense, tell me.
>
> Tools reading the buffer can do the conversion themselves but it's also
> useful for users to just view the log directly via tracing/trace
> sometimes. OTOH the whole point is to be low overhead so...

Ideally, we want TP_fast_assign() do as little as possible, and put all
the work in TP_printk() as the printk happens on read of the trace
buffer and TP_fast_assign() happens at the tracepoint invocation.

-- Steve

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