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SubjectRe: [PATCH 5/8] trace_uprobe: Support SDT markers having reference count (semaphore)
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Hi Masami,

On 03/14/2018 07:18 PM, Masami Hiramatsu wrote:
> Hi Ravi,
>
> On Tue, 13 Mar 2018 18:26:00 +0530
> Ravi Bangoria <ravi.bangoria@linux.vnet.ibm.com> wrote:
>
>> Userspace Statically Defined Tracepoints[1] are dtrace style markers
>> inside userspace applications. These markers are added by developer at
>> important places in the code. Each marker source expands to a single
>> nop instruction in the compiled code but there may be additional
>> overhead for computing the marker arguments which expands to couple of
>> instructions. In case the overhead is more, execution of it can be
>> ommited by runtime if() condition when no one is tracing on the marker:
>>
>> if (reference_counter > 0) {
>> Execute marker instructions;
>> }
>>
>> Default value of reference counter is 0. Tracer has to increment the
>> reference counter before tracing on a marker and decrement it when
>> done with the tracing.
>>
>> Implement the reference counter logic in trace_uprobe, leaving core
>> uprobe infrastructure as is, except one new callback from uprobe_mmap()
>> to trace_uprobe.
>>
>> trace_uprobe definition with reference counter will now be:
>>
>> <path>:<offset>[(ref_ctr_offset)]
> Would you mean
> <path>:<offset>(<ref_ctr_offset>)
> ?
>
> or use "[]" for delimiter?

[] indicates optional field.

> Since,
>
>> @@ -454,6 +458,26 @@ static int create_trace_uprobe(int argc, char **argv)
>> goto fail_address_parse;
>> }
>>
>> + /* Parse reference counter offset if specified. */
>> + rctr = strchr(arg, '(');
> This seems you choose "()" for delimiter.

Correct.

>> + if (rctr) {
>> + rctr_end = strchr(arg, ')');
> rctr_end = strchr(rctr, ')');
>
> ? since we are sure rctr != NULL.

Yes. we can use rctr instead of arg.

>> + if (rctr > rctr_end || *(rctr_end + 1) != 0) {
>> + ret = -EINVAL;
>> + pr_info("Invalid reference counter offset.\n");
>> + goto fail_address_parse;
>> + }
>
> Also
>
>> +
>> + *rctr++ = 0;
>> + *rctr_end = 0;
> Please consider to use '\0' for nul;

Sure. Will change it.

Thanks for the review :)
Ravi

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