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authorSteven Rostedt <srostedt@redhat.com>2009-06-16 19:53:07 -0400
committerSteven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org>2009-06-16 19:53:07 -0400
commit44ad18e0a65e296b2e68a1452509f6222cdce743 (patch)
tree6828a8d5508ba9c93f8d094e78adead19d28aaa3 /samples
parent00e95830a4d6e49f764fdb19896a89199bc0aa3b (diff)
downloadlinux-2.6.34-ux500-44ad18e0a65e296b2e68a1452509f6222cdce743.tar.gz
tracing: update sample event documentation
The comments in the sample code is a bit confusing. This patch cleans them up a little. Signed-off-by: Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'samples')
-rw-r--r--samples/trace_events/Makefile8
-rw-r--r--samples/trace_events/trace-events-sample.h27
2 files changed, 24 insertions, 11 deletions
diff --git a/samples/trace_events/Makefile b/samples/trace_events/Makefile
index 0d428dc6728..0f8d92120c4 100644
--- a/samples/trace_events/Makefile
+++ b/samples/trace_events/Makefile
@@ -1,6 +1,14 @@
# builds the trace events example kernel modules;
# then to use one (as root): insmod <module_name.ko>
+# If you include a trace header outside of include/trace/events
+# then the file that does the #define CREATE_TRACE_POINTS must
+# have that tracer file in its main search path. This is because
+# define_trace.h will include it, and must be able to find it from
+# the include/trace directory.
+#
+# Here trace-events-sample.c does the CREATE_TRACE_POINTS.
+#
CFLAGS_trace-events-sample.o := -I$(src)
obj-$(CONFIG_SAMPLE_TRACE_EVENTS) += trace-events-sample.o
diff --git a/samples/trace_events/trace-events-sample.h b/samples/trace_events/trace-events-sample.h
index 128a897687c..9977a756fb3 100644
--- a/samples/trace_events/trace-events-sample.h
+++ b/samples/trace_events/trace-events-sample.h
@@ -19,16 +19,21 @@
* If TRACE_SYSTEM is defined, that will be the directory created
* in the ftrace directory under /debugfs/tracing/events/<system>
*
- * The define_trace.h belowe will also look for a file name of
+ * The define_trace.h below will also look for a file name of
* TRACE_SYSTEM.h where TRACE_SYSTEM is what is defined here.
+ * In this case, it would look for sample.h
*
- * If you want a different system than file name, you can override
- * the header name by defining TRACE_INCLUDE_FILE
+ * If the header name will be different than the system name
+ * (as in this case), then you can override the header name that
+ * define_trace.h will look up by defining TRACE_INCLUDE_FILE
*
- * If this file was called, goofy.h, then we would define:
+ * This file is called trace-events-sample.h but we want the system
+ * to be called "sample". Therefore we must define the name of this
+ * file:
*
- * #define TRACE_INCLUDE_FILE goofy
+ * #define TRACE_INCLUDE_FILE trace-events-sample
*
+ * As we do an the bottom of this file.
*/
#undef TRACE_SYSTEM
#define TRACE_SYSTEM sample
@@ -99,13 +104,13 @@ TRACE_EVENT(foo_bar,
*
* #define TRACE_INCLUDE_PATH ../../samples/trace_events
*
- * But I chose to simply make it use the current directory and then in
- * the Makefile I added:
+ * But the safest and easiest way to simply make it use the directory
+ * that the file is in is to add in the Makefile:
*
- * CFLAGS_trace-events-sample.o := -I$(PWD)/samples/trace_events/
+ * CFLAGS_trace-events-sample.o := -I$(src)
*
* This will make sure the current path is part of the include
- * structure for our file so that we can find it.
+ * structure for our file so that define_trace.h can find it.
*
* I could have made only the top level directory the include:
*
@@ -115,8 +120,8 @@ TRACE_EVENT(foo_bar,
*
* #define TRACE_INCLUDE_PATH samples/trace_events
*
- * But then if something defines "samples" or "trace_events" then we
- * could risk that being converted too, and give us an unexpected
+ * But then if something defines "samples" or "trace_events" as a macro
+ * then we could risk that being converted too, and give us an unexpected
* result.
*/
#undef TRACE_INCLUDE_PATH