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authorMasami Hiramatsu <mhiramat@redhat.com>2010-04-12 13:17:08 -0400
committerArnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@redhat.com>2010-04-14 17:26:28 -0300
commit93ccae7a2227466a0d071fe52c51319f2f34c365 (patch)
treead98a4db74fff834ce79b83f21192713cc3665bc /Documentation/trace
parentdf0faf4be02996135bc3a06b4f34360449c78084 (diff)
tracing/kprobes: Support basic types on dynamic events
Support basic types of integer (u8, u16, u32, u64, s8, s16, s32, s64) in kprobe tracer. With this patch, users can specify above basic types on each arguments after ':'. If omitted, the argument type is set as unsigned long (u32 or u64, arch-dependent). e.g. echo 'p account_system_time+0 hardirq_offset=%si:s32' > kprobe_events adds a probe recording hardirq_offset in signed-32bits value on the entry of account_system_time. Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> Cc: Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org> Cc: Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org> Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org> Cc: Mike Galbraith <efault@gmx.de> Cc: Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@gmail.com> LKML-Reference: <20100412171708.3790.18599.stgit@localhost6.localdomain6> Signed-off-by: Masami Hiramatsu <mhiramat@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@redhat.com>
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diff --git a/Documentation/trace/kprobetrace.txt b/Documentation/trace/kprobetrace.txt
index a9100b28eb84..ec94748ae65b 100644
--- a/Documentation/trace/kprobetrace.txt
+++ b/Documentation/trace/kprobetrace.txt
@@ -40,7 +40,9 @@ Synopsis of kprobe_events
$stack : Fetch stack address.
$retval : Fetch return value.(*)
+|-offs(FETCHARG) : Fetch memory at FETCHARG +|- offs address.(**)
- NAME=FETCHARG: Set NAME as the argument name of FETCHARG.
+ NAME=FETCHARG : Set NAME as the argument name of FETCHARG.
+ FETCHARG:TYPE : Set TYPE as the type of FETCHARG. Currently, basic types
+ (u8/u16/u32/u64/s8/s16/s32/s64) are supported.
(*) only for return probe.
(**) this is useful for fetching a field of data structures.