Re: collecting static data related to tracing

From: Johannes Berg
Date: Wed May 19 2010 - 04:15:50 EST

On Wed, 2010-05-19 at 09:28 +0200, Frederic Weisbecker wrote:

> > Sounds good, although it does require that I tell people who want to
> > record to also install the recording plugin, but that should be
> > manageable :) I can just dig out the data from the regular debugfs once
> > I add files containing it.

> This is a place where events injection might be suitable perhaps.
> Either kernel or user space event injection.
> kernel space injection would be a simple trace event declared that
> have a callback called when it gets enabled. This callback would
> inject any events it wants.

Indeed, that is a good point, and it would also allow us to handle
hotplugging with the same event by sending it when a new device shows
up, and additionally when it is enabled to dump the current state.


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