Re: [RFC][PATCH 01/17 v2] tracing: Add TRACE_SYSTEM_VAR to intel-sst

From: Steven Rostedt
Date: Thu Apr 02 2015 - 09:49:43 EST

On Thu, 2 Apr 2015 14:40:33 +0100
Mark Brown <broonie@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Thu, Apr 02, 2015 at 09:33:41AM -0400, Steven Rostedt wrote:
> > Steven Rostedt <rostedt@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > I couldn't find anything in MAINTAINERS about that file, but I didn't
> > > look for your name though.
> > BTW, was that considered an Acked-by?
> I guess, you probably want to ping the Intel guys though since it's them
> that would be affected by the interface change.

Actually, there's no interface change. This is the work-around patch to
that. It's only internal to the kernel and userspace does not see any

I just needed a unique TRACE_SYSTEM name that was also a valid C
variable, and now use TRACE_SYSTEM_VAR.

The ftrace code now has:


And this allows trace headers (like intel-sst.h) to have a different
VAR variable from the TRACE_SYSTEM name:

#define TRACE_SYSTEM intel-ssl

#define TRACE_SYSTEM_VAR intel_ssl

This lets me use something that will work and not need to change what
the user space sees.

-- Steve
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