[PATCH 2/6] pstore: Add event tracing support

Sai Prakash Ranjan saiprakash.ranjan at codeaurora.org
Mon Sep 17 10:17:05 PDT 2018


On 9/17/2018 8:24 PM, Kees Cook wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 16, 2018 at 6:55 AM, Joel Fernandes <joel at joelfernandes.org> wrote:
>> On Sun, Sep 16, 2018, 12:08 AM Sai Prakash Ranjan
>> <saiprakash.ranjan at codeaurora.org> wrote:
>>>
>>> On 9/9/2018 1:57 AM, Sai Prakash Ranjan wrote:
>>>> Currently pstore has function trace support which can be
>>>> used to get the function call chain with limited data.
>>>> Event tracing has extra data which is useful to debug wide
>>>> variety of issues and is heavily used across the kernel.
>>>>
>>>> Adding this support to pstore can be very helpful to debug
>>>> different subsystems since almost all of them have trace
>>>> events already available. And also it is useful to debug
>>>> unknown resets or crashes since we can get lot more info
>>>> from event tracing by viewing the last occurred events.
>>>
>>> Anyone here?
>>
>> Sorry for the top post. I've been wanting to do this as well for some time.
>> It's quite useful. I am out of office this week and away from work machine.
>> I will take a look at your patches next week once I'm back at work. Thanks.
> 
> If Steven agrees this shouldn't live in ftrace directly and Joel
> reviews these patches, I think it should be fine. I'm travelling, but
> I can review it hopefully later this week.
> 

Thank you Kees.

- Sai




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