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Subject[PATCH v6 0/4] Some new features for the preempt/irqsoff tracers
Hello all,

Changes in v5:
- [PATCH 1/4]:
* Using the irq_work mechanism instead of the games with linked lists, percpu
variables and modifications to the scheduling and idle code.

- [PATCH 2/4]:
* Updated the copyright message, adding my own name and what I did.

- [PATCH 3/4]:
* Added my own name as author to the copyright message.

- [PACTH 4/4]:
* Improved the build on sh architecture with gcc 7.4.0 by including
linux/types.h. The build on sh architecture still fails for me later in the
build process with an ICE error from the compiler but the same failure also
happens without any of my patches.

This series is meant to address two issues with the latency tracing.

The first three patches provide a method to trace latencies that always
occurs very close to each other and to differentiate between them, in spite
of the fact that the latency tracers work in overwrite mode.

[PATCH 1/4] This implement fs notification for tracing_max_latency. It
makes it possible for userspace to detect when a new latency has been

[PATCH 2/4] This extends the preemptirq_delay_test module so that it can be
used to generate a burst of closely occurring latencies.

[PATCH 3/4] This adds a user space program to the tools directory that
utilizes the fs notification feature and a randomized algorithm to print out
any of the latencies in a burst with approximately equal probability.

The last patch is not directly connected but earlier it didn't apply
cleanly on its own. However, now it does, so in principle it could be
applied separately from the others.

[PATCH 4/4] This adds the option console-latency to the trace options. This
makes it possible to enable tracing of console latencies.

best regards,


Viktor Rosendahl (4):
ftrace: Implement fs notification for tracing_max_latency
preemptirq_delay_test: Add the burst feature and a sysfs trigger
Add the latency-collector to tools
ftrace: Add an option for tracing console latencies

include/linux/irqflags.h | 22 +
kernel/printk/printk.c | 6 +-
kernel/trace/Kconfig | 6 +-
kernel/trace/preemptirq_delay_test.c | 147 +++-
kernel/trace/trace.c | 75 +-
kernel/trace/trace.h | 19 +
kernel/trace/trace_hwlat.c | 4 +-
kernel/trace/trace_irqsoff.c | 12 +
tools/Makefile | 14 +-
tools/trace/Makefile | 20 +
tools/trace/latency-collector.c | 1212 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++
11 files changed, 1504 insertions(+), 33 deletions(-)
create mode 100644 tools/trace/Makefile
create mode 100644 tools/trace/latency-collector.c


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