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authorLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2010-08-06 09:30:52 -0700
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Merge branch 'perf-core-for-linus' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/tip/linux-2.6-tip
* 'perf-core-for-linus' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/tip/linux-2.6-tip: (162 commits) tracing/kprobes: unregister_trace_probe needs to be called under mutex perf: expose event__process function perf events: Fix mmap offset determination perf, powerpc: fsl_emb: Restore setting perf_sample_data.period perf, powerpc: Convert the FSL driver to use local64_t perf tools: Don't keep unreferenced maps when unmaps are detected perf session: Invalidate last_match when removing threads from rb_tree perf session: Free the ref_reloc_sym memory at the right place x86,mmiotrace: Add support for tracing STOS instruction perf, sched migration: Librarize task states and event headers helpers perf, sched migration: Librarize the GUI class perf, sched migration: Make the GUI class client agnostic perf, sched migration: Make it vertically scrollable perf, sched migration: Parameterize cpu height and spacing perf, sched migration: Fix key bindings perf, sched migration: Ignore unhandled task states perf, sched migration: Handle ignored migrate out events perf: New migration tool overview tracing: Drop cpparg() macro perf: Use tracepoint_synchronize_unregister() to flush any pending tracepoint call ... Fix up trivial conflicts in Makefile and drivers/cpufreq/cpufreq.c
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-What: /sys/kernel/debug/kmemtrace/
-Date: July 2008
-Contact: Eduard - Gabriel Munteanu <eduard.munteanu@linux360.ro>
-Description:
-
-In kmemtrace-enabled kernels, the following files are created:
-
-/sys/kernel/debug/kmemtrace/
- cpu<n> (0400) Per-CPU tracing data, see below. (binary)
- total_overruns (0400) Total number of bytes which were dropped from
- cpu<n> files because of full buffer condition,
- non-binary. (text)
- abi_version (0400) Kernel's kmemtrace ABI version. (text)
-
-Each per-CPU file should be read according to the relay interface. That is,
-the reader should set affinity to that specific CPU and, as currently done by
-the userspace application (though there are other methods), use poll() with
-an infinite timeout before every read(). Otherwise, erroneous data may be
-read. The binary data has the following _core_ format:
-
- Event ID (1 byte) Unsigned integer, one of:
- 0 - represents an allocation (KMEMTRACE_EVENT_ALLOC)
- 1 - represents a freeing of previously allocated memory
- (KMEMTRACE_EVENT_FREE)
- Type ID (1 byte) Unsigned integer, one of:
- 0 - this is a kmalloc() / kfree()
- 1 - this is a kmem_cache_alloc() / kmem_cache_free()
- 2 - this is a __get_free_pages() et al.
- Event size (2 bytes) Unsigned integer representing the
- size of this event. Used to extend
- kmemtrace. Discard the bytes you
- don't know about.
- Sequence number (4 bytes) Signed integer used to reorder data
- logged on SMP machines. Wraparound
- must be taken into account, although
- it is unlikely.
- Caller address (8 bytes) Return address to the caller.
- Pointer to mem (8 bytes) Pointer to target memory area. Can be
- NULL, but not all such calls might be
- recorded.
-
-In case of KMEMTRACE_EVENT_ALLOC events, the next fields follow:
-
- Requested bytes (8 bytes) Total number of requested bytes,
- unsigned, must not be zero.
- Allocated bytes (8 bytes) Total number of actually allocated
- bytes, unsigned, must not be lower
- than requested bytes.
- Requested flags (4 bytes) GFP flags supplied by the caller.
- Target CPU (4 bytes) Signed integer, valid for event id 1.
- If equal to -1, target CPU is the same
- as origin CPU, but the reverse might
- not be true.
-
-The data is made available in the same endianness the machine has.
-
-Other event ids and type ids may be defined and added. Other fields may be
-added by increasing event size, but see below for details.
-Every modification to the ABI, including new id definitions, are followed
-by bumping the ABI version by one.
-
-Adding new data to the packet (features) is done at the end of the mandatory
-data:
- Feature size (2 byte)
- Feature ID (1 byte)
- Feature data (Feature size - 3 bytes)
-
-
-Users:
- kmemtrace-user - git://repo.or.cz/kmemtrace-user.git
-