RCU style multiple probes support for the Linux Kernel Markers. Common case
(one probe) is still fast and does not require dynamic allocation or a
supplementary pointer dereference on the fast path.
- Move preempt disable from the marker site to the callback.
Since we now have an internal callback, move the preempt disable/enable to the
callback instead of the marker site.
Since the callback change is done asynchronously (passing from a handler that
supports arguments to a handler that does not setup the arguments is no
arguments are passed), we can safely update it even if it is outside the
preempt disable section.
- Move probe arm to probe connection. Now, a connected probe is automatically
Remove MARK_MAX_FORMAT_LEN, unused.
This patch modifies the Linux Kernel Markers API : it removes the probe
"arm/disarm" and changes the probe function prototype : it now expects a
va_list * instead of a "...".
If we want to have more than one probe connected to a marker at a given
time (LTTng, or blktrace, ssytemtap) then we need this patch. Without it,
connecting a second probe handler to a marker will fail.
It allow us, for instance, to do interesting combinations :
Do standard tracing with LTTng and, eventually, to compute statistics
with SystemTAP, or to have a special trigger on an event that would call
a systemtap script which would stop flight recorder tracing.
Signed-off-by: Mathieu Desnoyers <email@example.com>
Cc: Christoph Hellwig <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: Mike Mason <email@example.com>
Cc: Dipankar Sarma <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: David Smith <email@example.com>
Cc: "Paul E. McKenney" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: "Frank Ch. Eigler" <email@example.com>
Cc: Steven Rostedt <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <email@example.com>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <firstname.lastname@example.org>