Re: [PATCH] tracer for sys_open() - sreadahead

From: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo
Date: Tue Jan 27 2009 - 15:52:08 EST

Em Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 12:08:04PM -0800, Kok, Auke escreveu:
> This tracer monitors regular file open() syscalls. This is a fast
> and low-overhead alternative to strace, and does not allow or
> require to be attached to every process.
> The tracer only logs succesfull calls, as those are the only ones we
> are currently interested in, and we can determine the absolute path
> of these files as we log.
> Signed-off-by: Auke Kok <auke-jan.h.kok@xxxxxxxxx>


> diff --git a/kernel/trace/trace.h b/kernel/trace/trace.h
> index 4d3d381..24c17d2 100644
> --- a/kernel/trace/trace.h
> +++ b/kernel/trace/trace.h
> @@ -30,6 +30,7 @@ enum trace_type {

Why not a TRACE_VFS or TRACE_SYSCALL and then multiplex there open,
close, etc? trace_assign_type will get humongous in no time this way.

TRACE_BLK does multiplexing, as does TRACE_PROCESS that Frank just
posted too, and I'm working on a plugin for the patch that Neil
submitted for the socket layer that also will need an entry there for
its tracepoints.

Frederic, it seems that discussion about subtypes has to continue :-)

- Arnaldo
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