Event tools, do they exist

From: george anzinger (george@mvista.com)
Date: Tue Apr 24 2001 - 19:53:06 EST

This is an attempt to look in the wheel locker.

I need a simple event sub system for use in the kernel. I envision at
least two types of events: the history event and the timing event.

The timing event would keep track of start/stop times by class. If, for
example, I wanted to know how much time the kernel spends doing the
recalc in schedule() I would put and event start in front of it and an
end at the other end. The sub system would note the first event time
and the cumulative time between all starts and stops on the same event.
When reported by /proc/ it would give the total event time, the elapsed
time and the % of processor time for each of the possibly several

The history event would record each events time, location, data1,
data2. It would keep N of these (the last N) and report M (M=<N) via
/proc/. This list should also be kept in a format that a simple
debugger can easily examine.

Somebody must have written these routines and have them in their
library. Sure would help if I could have a peek.

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