Re: [ltt-dev] keypad/touchscreen driver events latencies usingLTTng on ARM?

From: Mathieu Desnoyers
Date: Mon Dec 01 2008 - 06:42:00 EST

* Russell King (rmk+lkml@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx) wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 01, 2008 at 05:57:37AM -0500, Mathieu Desnoyers wrote:
> > Ok, so for LTTng on ARM it would make sense to use the same clock source
> > as sched_clock for :
> > mach-pxa, mach-realview, mach-sa1100, mach-versatile, plat-omap.
> >
> > We basically have, for each of these build scenarios, to take the mmio
> > clock used by sched_clock and use it through
> > kernel/trace/trace-clock-32-to-64 to extend it to 64-bits. Therefore we
> > won't suffer from any of the constrains linked to cnt32_to_63 and we
> > would be sure that the trace clock is correct wrt SMP wrt memory
> > barriers and cache line bouncing because it uses per-cpu data to keep
> > the counters.
> Just remember that MMIO clock sources are not available until after
> setup_arch() has finished - in other words, they don't work when the
> kernel initially boots. Accessing them too early will cause a page
> fault and hang the kernel.

This can be dealt with by refusing the get_trace_clock(), which should
probably be allowed to fail if the underlying infrastructure is not
ready when the trace buffers are created. The tracer would therefore not
accept to start any sort of tracing too soon for the architecture being


Mathieu Desnoyers
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