Re: [PATCH v2] sched/debug: Add new tracepoint to track cpu_capacity

From: Qais Yousef
Date: Tue Sep 08 2020 - 16:00:17 EST

On 09/08/20 13:17, Dietmar Eggemann wrote:
> On 07/09/2020 16:51, Qais Yousef wrote:
> > On 09/07/20 13:13, peterz@xxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> >> On Mon, Sep 07, 2020 at 11:48:45AM +0100, Qais Yousef wrote:
> >>> IMHO the above is a hack. Out-of-tree modules should rely on public headers and
> >>> exported functions only. What you propose means that people who want to use
> >>> these tracepoints in meaningful way must have a prebuilt kernel handy. Which is
> >>> maybe true for us who work in the embedded world. But users who run normal
> >>> distro kernels (desktop/servers) will fail to build against
> >>
> >> But this isn't really aimed at regular users. We're aiming this at
> >> developers (IIUC) so I dont really see this as a problem.
> This is what I thought as well. All these helpers can be coded directly
> in these tracepoint-2-traceevent (tp-2-te) converters. As long as they
> are build from within kernel/sched/ there is no issue with the export
> via kernel/sched/sched.h. Otherwise this little trick would be necessary.
> But since it is a tool for developers I guess we can assume that they
> can build it from within kernel/sched/.

I think this will reduce the usefulness of these tracepoints. But if you really
want to remove them, I am certainly not strongly attached to them and they were
meant to be removable anyway. So fine by me :-)


Qais Yousef