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From: Anton Vorontsov <anton.vorontsov <at> linaro.org>
Subject: [PATCH v4 0/8] Function tracing support for pstore
Newsgroups: gmane.linux.kernel
Date: Tuesday 10th July 2012 00:10:04 UTC (over 4 years ago)
Hi all,

In v4:
- A few cosmetic changes in func_set_flag(), as suggested by Steven
  Rostedt. Firstly, in the patch that adds pstore option, I use
  'else if' for the new bit (it keeps changes minimal), but then there
  is a new separate patch (the last in the series) that converts the
  whole thing into a switch construction.

In v3:
- Make traces versioned, as suggested by Steven, Tony and Colin. (The
  version tag is stored in the PRZ signature, see the last patch for
  the implementation details).
- Add Steven's Ack on the first patch.

In v2:
- Do not introduce a separate 'persistent' tracer, but introduce an
  option to the existing 'function' tracer.

Rationale for this patch set:

With this support kernel can save functions call chain log into a
persistent ram buffer that can be decoded and dumped after reboot
through pstore filesystem. It can be used to determine what function
was last called before a hang or an unexpected reset (caused by, for
example, a buggy driver that abuses HW).

Here's a "nano howto", to get the idea:

 # mount -t debugfs debugfs /sys/kernel/debug/
 # cd /sys/kernel/debug/tracing
 # echo function > current_tracer
 # echo 1 > options/func_pstore
 # reboot -f
 [...]
 # mount -t pstore pstore /mnt/
 # tail /mnt/ftrace-ramoops
 0 ffffffff8101ea64  ffffffff8101bcda  native_apic_mem_read <-
disconnect_bsp_APIC+0x6a/0xc0
 0 ffffffff8101ea44  ffffffff8101bcf6  native_apic_mem_write <-
disconnect_bsp_APIC+0x86/0xc0
 0 ffffffff81020084  ffffffff8101a4b5  hpet_disable <-
native_machine_shutdown+0x75/0x90
 0 ffffffff81005f94  ffffffff8101a4bb  iommu_shutdown_noop <-
native_machine_shutdown+0x7b/0x90
 0 ffffffff8101a6a1  ffffffff8101a437  native_machine_emergency_restart <-
native_machine_restart+0x37/0x40
 0 ffffffff811f9876  ffffffff8101a73a  acpi_reboot <-
native_machine_emergency_restart+0xaa/0x1e0
 0 ffffffff8101a514  ffffffff8101a772  mach_reboot_fixups <-
native_machine_emergency_restart+0xe2/0x1e0
 0 ffffffff811d9c54  ffffffff8101a7a0  __const_udelay <-
native_machine_emergency_restart+0x110/0x1e0
 0 ffffffff811d9c34  ffffffff811d9c80  __delay <- __const_udelay+0x30/0x40
 0 ffffffff811d9d14  ffffffff811d9c3f  delay_tsc <- __delay+0xf/0x20

Mostly the code comes from trace_persistent.c driver found in the
Android git tree, written by Colin Cross 
(according to sign-off history). I reworked the driver a little bit,
and ported it to pstore subsystem.

---
 Documentation/ramoops.txt      |   25 +++++++++
 fs/pstore/Kconfig              |   13 +++++
 fs/pstore/Makefile             |    1 +
 fs/pstore/ftrace.c             |   35 +++++++++++++
 fs/pstore/inode.c              |  111
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++--
 fs/pstore/internal.h           |   43 ++++++++++++++++
 fs/pstore/platform.c           |   12 ++++-
 fs/pstore/ram.c                |   65 +++++++++++++++++------
 fs/pstore/ram_core.c           |   12 +++--
 include/linux/pstore.h         |   13 +++++
 include/linux/pstore_ram.h     |    3 +-
 kernel/trace/trace.c           |    7 +--
 kernel/trace/trace_functions.c |   36 +++++++++----
 13 files changed, 337 insertions(+), 39 deletions(-)

-- 
Anton Vorontsov
Email: [email protected]
 
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