[PATCH] tracing: Make tracing work when debugfs is not configured in

From: Jiaxing Wang
Date: Fri Nov 06 2015 - 03:04:38 EST

Currently tracing_init_dentry() returns -ENODEV when debugfs is not
configured in, which causes tracefs not populated with tracing files and
directories, so we will get an empty directory even after we manually
mount tracefs.

We can make tracing_init_dentry() return NULL if debugfs is not
configured in and can manually mount tracefs. But return -ENODEV
if debugfs is configured in but not initialized or failed to create
automount point as that would break backward compatibility with older

Signed-off-by: Jiaxing Wang <hello.wjx@xxxxxxxxx>
kernel/trace/trace.c | 4 +++-
1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/kernel/trace/trace.c b/kernel/trace/trace.c
index 6e79408..c89296f 100644
--- a/kernel/trace/trace.c
+++ b/kernel/trace/trace.c
@@ -6721,7 +6721,9 @@ struct dentry *tracing_init_dentry(void)
if (tr->dir)
return NULL;

- if (WARN_ON(!debugfs_initialized()))
+ if (WARN_ON(!tracefs_initialized()) ||
+ WARN_ON(!debugfs_initialized())))
return ERR_PTR(-ENODEV);


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