Re: [PATCH V4] mm: fix kernel crash in khugepaged thread

From: Steven Rostedt
Date: Mon Nov 16 2015 - 21:43:13 EST

On Tue, 17 Nov 2015 10:21:47 +0800
yalin wang <yalin.wang2010@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> i have not tried ,
> just a question,
> if you print a %s , but donât call trace_define_field() do define this string in
> __entry , how does user space perf tool to get this string info and print it ?
> i am curious ..
> i can try this when i have time. and report to you .

Because the print_fmt has nothing to do with the fields. You can have
as your print_fmt as:

TP_printk("Message = %s", "hello dolly!")

And both userspace and the kernel with process that correctly (if I got
string processing working in userspace, which I believe I do). The
string is processed, it's not dependent on TP_STRUCT__entry() unless it
references a field there. Which can also be used too:

TP_printk("Message = %s", __entry->musical ? "Hello dolly!" :
"Death Trap!")

userspace will see in the entry:

print_fmt: "Message = %s", REC->musical ? "Hello dolly!" : "Death Trap!"

as long as the field "musical" exists, all is well.

-- Steve
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