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Re: [PATCH] power, trace: add tracing for device_resume

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On Friday, May 18, 2012, Sameer Nanda wrote:
> On Fri, May 18, 2012 at 2:19 PM, Steven Rostedt <rostedt@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Fri, 2012-05-18 at 13:58 -0700, Sameer Nanda wrote:
> >> On Fri, May 18, 2012 at 12:14 PM, Steven Rostedt <rostedt@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >> > On Fri, 2012-05-18 at 11:57 -0700, Sameer Nanda wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> AFAICT, they are used for something completely different -- help solve
> >> >> suspend/resume issues by saving a hash in the RTC of the last device
> >> >> that suspended/resumed.  They don't use the perf tracing mechanism at
> >> >> all.
> >> >>
> >> >
> >> > Also note that all tracepoints have timestamps attached to them. You do
> >> > not need to add deltas. Do that in the userspace tools that read the
> >> > timestamps and events. This way you can have one DECLARE_EVENT_CLASS and
> >> > three DEFINE_EVENTs. This will save space.
> >>
> >> Agreed on the space savings.  However, with the time_delta in the
> >> trace message itself, a one line shell script [1] that sorts on the
> >> time_delta field is sufficient to quickly spot the devices that take a
> >> long time to resume.  Without the time_delta field, the user tool is
> >> more complex since it needs to first match up the device_resume_in,
> >> device_resume_waited and device_resume_out traces and then calculate
> >> time deltas.
> >>
> >> Seems like a worthwhile trade-off to me but I can take out the
> >> time_delta if the general consensus is otherwise.
> >
> > Just note that every TRACE_EVENT() adds around 5k or more code. Every
> > DEFINE_EVENT adds just about 300 bytes.
> 
> Ok, let me respin the patch.  I am thinking of adding time_delta to
> all three traces.  That way we should get the space saving while still
> allowing quick spotting of devices that take long time to resume.

Well, what's wrong with the code in drivers/base/power/main.c that
is activated by adding initcall_debug to the kernel command line?

Rafael
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