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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 0/9] trace_uprobe: Support SDT markers having reference count (semaphore)
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On 04/17/2018 10:02 AM, Ravi Bangoria wrote:
> Userspace Statically Defined Tracepoints[1] are dtrace style markers
> inside userspace applications. Applications like PostgreSQL, MySQL,
> Pthread, Perl, Python, Java, Ruby, Node.js, libvirt, QEMU, glib etc
> have these markers embedded in them. 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
> omitted 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.

Hi Oleg, Masami,

Can you please review this :) ?

Thanks.

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