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authorSteven Rostedt <srostedt@redhat.com>2011-02-08 13:54:06 -0500
committerSteven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org>2011-02-08 17:14:58 -0500
commit6752ab4a9c30d5411b2dfdb251a3f1cb18aae487 (patch)
tree2f6e2bb5b562c43b3b3d7efe095e196a19995395 /Documentation/trace/ftrace.txt
parent87d80de2800d087ea833cb79bc13f85ff34ed49f (diff)
downloadkernel-6752ab4a9c30d5411b2dfdb251a3f1cb18aae487.tar.gz
tracing: Deprecate tracing_enabled for tracing_on
tracing_enabled should not be used, it is heavy weight and does not do much in helping lower the overhead. tracing_on should be used instead. Warn users to use tracing_on when tracing_enabled is used as it will soon be removed from the tracing directory. Signed-off-by: Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org>
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-rw-r--r--Documentation/trace/ftrace.txt38
1 files changed, 19 insertions, 19 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/trace/ftrace.txt b/Documentation/trace/ftrace.txt
index 65eddb7cfa02..67f1cc473257 100644
--- a/Documentation/trace/ftrace.txt
+++ b/Documentation/trace/ftrace.txt
@@ -80,11 +80,11 @@ of ftrace. Here is a list of some of the key files:
tracers listed here can be configured by
echoing their name into current_tracer.
- tracing_enabled:
+ tracing_on:
- This sets or displays whether the current_tracer
- is activated and tracing or not. Echo 0 into this
- file to disable the tracer or 1 to enable it.
+ This sets or displays whether writing to the trace
+ ring buffer is enabled. Echo 0 into this file to disable
+ the tracer or 1 to enable it.
trace:
@@ -497,10 +497,10 @@ an example:
# echo irqsoff > current_tracer
# echo latency-format > trace_options
# echo 0 > tracing_max_latency
- # echo 1 > tracing_enabled
+ # echo 1 > tracing_on
# ls -ltr
[...]
- # echo 0 > tracing_enabled
+ # echo 0 > tracing_on
# cat trace
# tracer: irqsoff
#
@@ -605,10 +605,10 @@ is much like the irqsoff tracer.
# echo preemptoff > current_tracer
# echo latency-format > trace_options
# echo 0 > tracing_max_latency
- # echo 1 > tracing_enabled
+ # echo 1 > tracing_on
# ls -ltr
[...]
- # echo 0 > tracing_enabled
+ # echo 0 > tracing_on
# cat trace
# tracer: preemptoff
#
@@ -753,10 +753,10 @@ tracers.
# echo preemptirqsoff > current_tracer
# echo latency-format > trace_options
# echo 0 > tracing_max_latency
- # echo 1 > tracing_enabled
+ # echo 1 > tracing_on
# ls -ltr
[...]
- # echo 0 > tracing_enabled
+ # echo 0 > tracing_on
# cat trace
# tracer: preemptirqsoff
#
@@ -916,9 +916,9 @@ Instead of performing an 'ls', we will run 'sleep 1' under
# echo wakeup > current_tracer
# echo latency-format > trace_options
# echo 0 > tracing_max_latency
- # echo 1 > tracing_enabled
+ # echo 1 > tracing_on
# chrt -f 5 sleep 1
- # echo 0 > tracing_enabled
+ # echo 0 > tracing_on
# cat trace
# tracer: wakeup
#
@@ -1030,9 +1030,9 @@ ftrace_enabled is set; otherwise this tracer is a nop.
# sysctl kernel.ftrace_enabled=1
# echo function > current_tracer
- # echo 1 > tracing_enabled
+ # echo 1 > tracing_on
# usleep 1
- # echo 0 > tracing_enabled
+ # echo 0 > tracing_on
# cat trace
# tracer: function
#
@@ -1070,7 +1070,7 @@ int trace_fd;
[...]
int main(int argc, char *argv[]) {
[...]
- trace_fd = open(tracing_file("tracing_enabled"), O_WRONLY);
+ trace_fd = open(tracing_file("tracing_on"), O_WRONLY);
[...]
if (condition_hit()) {
write(trace_fd, "0", 1);
@@ -1521,9 +1521,9 @@ If I am only interested in sys_nanosleep and hrtimer_interrupt:
# echo sys_nanosleep hrtimer_interrupt \
> set_ftrace_filter
# echo function > current_tracer
- # echo 1 > tracing_enabled
+ # echo 1 > tracing_on
# usleep 1
- # echo 0 > tracing_enabled
+ # echo 0 > tracing_on
# cat trace
# tracer: ftrace
#
@@ -1769,9 +1769,9 @@ different. The trace is live.
# echo function > current_tracer
# cat trace_pipe > /tmp/trace.out &
[1] 4153
- # echo 1 > tracing_enabled
+ # echo 1 > tracing_on
# usleep 1
- # echo 0 > tracing_enabled
+ # echo 0 > tracing_on
# cat trace
# tracer: function
#