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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 net-next 2/5] net: tracepoint: replace tcp_set_state tracepoint with inet_sock_set_state tracepoint
On Sun, Dec 31, 2017 at 6:33 AM, Brendan Gregg
<brendan.d.gregg@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 19, 2017 at 7:12 PM, Yafang Shao <laoar.shao@gmail.com> wrote:
>> As sk_state is a common field for struct sock, so the state
>> transition tracepoint should not be a TCP specific feature.
>> Currently it traces all AF_INET state transition, so I rename this
>> tracepoint to inet_sock_set_state tracepoint with some minor changes and move it
>> into trace/events/sock.h.
>
> The tcp:tcp_set_state probe is tcp_set_state(), so it's only going to
> fire for TCP sessions. It's not broken, and we could add a
> sctp:sctp_set_state as well. Replacing tcp:tcp_set_state with
> inet_sk_set_state is feeling like we might be baking too much
> implementation detail into the tracepoint API.
>
> If we must have inet_sk_set_state, then must we also delete tcp:tcp_set_state?
>

Hi Brendan,

The reason we have to make this change could be got from this mail
thread, https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/10099243/ .

The original tcp:tcp_set_state probe doesn't traced all TCP state transitions.
There're some state transitions in inet_connection_sock.c and
inet_hashtables.c are missed.
So we have to place this probe into these two files to fix the issue.
But as inet_connection_sock.c and inet_hashtables.c are common files
for all IPv4 protocols, not only for TCP, so it is not proper to place
a tcp_ function in these two files.
That's why we decide to rename tcp:tcp_set_state probe to
sock:inet_sock_set_state.

Thanks
Yafang

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