Re: [PATCH 1/2] tracing/kprobes: add a helper method to return number of probe hits

From: Steven Rostedt
Date: Fri Dec 09 2016 - 09:03:24 EST

On Fri, 9 Dec 2016 09:00:52 -0500
Steven Rostedt <rostedt@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Fri, 9 Dec 2016 13:25:51 +0100
> Marcin Nowakowski <marcin.nowakowski@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > The number of probe hits is stored in a percpu variable and therefore
> > can't be read directly. Add a helper method trace_kprobe_nhit() that
> > performs the required calculation.
> Can you please add the "why?" to this change log. Who needs this
> functionality, and why?

I should have specified, even if the next patch uses the functionality,
each patch's change log should stand on its own. In the future, when
people do git blame, they wont be seeing patch series. They will only
see the change log of the one change.

-- Steve