[Sheepdog] [PATCH v3] Add a ftrace-like trace utility

Liu Yuan namei.unix at gmail.com
Thu Mar 1 03:38:44 CET 2012

On 03/01/2012 10:20 AM, Liu Yuan wrote:

> v3:
> - fix trace_lookup_ip()
> - fix main thread ring buffer init
> - fix pop_return_trace()
> v2:
>  - use ring buffer for trace output
>  - add a cat operation for collie
> This patch set aims to provide a ftrace-like trace utility for performance tuning 
> of online system in production environment. This means virtually no overhead when
> disabled, rather low even enabled.
> Currently 'graph' tracer is implemented, accounting CPU usage at funciton granularity.
> The patch set achieves this by dynamically patching the binary code at runtime, making
> use of GCC -pg instrumentation features, which instrument a 5-bytes opcode in every function.
> When the trace is
>  turned off, the opcode is patched as NOP opcode.
>  turned on, the opcode is a call opcode to our trace functions and we can hook callbacks both for
> function entry and exit. This is how the patch atually calculate the time spent by function.
> The underlying infrastructure is quite modular, I hope we can implement other tracers that considered useful
> later.

Hi Kazum,

How is my patch that remove the coroutine usage? Is there any problem?
Currently, trace can't work with coroutine.


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