Re: [PATCH] usb: gadget: functions: add ftrace export over USB

From: Felipe Balbi
Date: Fri Jul 14 2017 - 02:54:35 EST


Pratyush Anand <panand@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> On Friday 09 June 2017 03:58 PM, Felipe Balbi wrote:
>> Felipe Balbi <felipe.balbi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
>>> Allow for ftrace data to be exported over a USB Gadget
>>> Controller. With this, we have a potentially very fast pipe for
>>> transmitting ftrace data to a Host PC for further analysis.
>>> Note that in order to decode the data, one needs access to kernel
>>> symbols in order to convert binary data into function names and what
>>> not.
>>> Signed-off-by: Felipe Balbi <felipe.balbi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>> ---
>>> I wanted to take this through the gadget tree, but there is a
>>> dependency with a previous patch of mine adding and extra argument to
>>> the ->write() function. Hoping someone else will take it.
>> just as an extra note here. In order for this to be really useful, it
>> would be nice to be able to control what is going to be traced over USB
> Probably you will also need to export *atleast* symbol information. In future,

just keep your vmlinux around. This is not supposed to be shipped on end
products, only debug builds.

> if this framework is extended to export tracepoint/kprobe/uprobe event data,
> then the information like event format etc will also need to be exported.
> What tool do you use on host machine in order to extract information from this
> exported target ring buffer data?
> IMHO, standard tools like trace-cmd will not be able to use it as it is.

I hacked something together with libusb for testing. Proper tooling is
needed, indeed.


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