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    Merge tag 'trace-v4.1' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/rostedt/linux-trace · eeee78cf
    Linus Torvalds authored
    Pull tracing updates from Steven Rostedt:
     "Some clean ups and small fixes, but the biggest change is the addition
      of the TRACE_DEFINE_ENUM() macro that can be used by tracepoints.
      Tracepoints have helper functions for the TP_printk() called
      __print_symbolic() and __print_flags() that lets a numeric number be
      displayed as a a human comprehensible text.  What is placed in the
      TP_printk() is also shown in the tracepoint format file such that user
      space tools like perf and trace-cmd can parse the binary data and
      express the values too.  Unfortunately, the way the TRACE_EVENT()
      macro works, anything placed in the TP_printk() will be shown pretty
      much exactly as is.  The problem arises when enums are used.  That's
      because unlike macros, enums will not be changed into their values by
      the C pre-processor.  Thus, the enum string is exported to the format
      file, and this makes it useless for user space tools.
      The TRACE_DEFINE_ENUM() solves this by converting the enum strings in
      the TP_printk() format into their number, and that is what is shown to
      user space.  For example, the tracepoint tlb_flush currently has this
      in its format file:
            { TLB_FLUSH_ON_TASK_SWITCH, "flush on task switch" },
            { TLB_REMOTE_SHOOTDOWN, "remote shootdown" },
            { TLB_LOCAL_SHOOTDOWN, "local shootdown" },
            { TLB_LOCAL_MM_SHOOTDOWN, "local mm shootdown" })
      After adding:
      Its format file will contain this:
            { 0, "flush on task switch" },
            { 1, "remote shootdown" },
            { 2, "local shootdown" },
            { 3, "local mm shootdown" })"
    * tag 'trace-v4.1' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/rostedt/linux-trace: (27 commits)
      tracing: Add enum_map file to show enums that have been mapped
      writeback: Export enums used by tracepoint to user space
      v4l: Export enums used by tracepoints to user space
      SUNRPC: Export enums in tracepoints to user space
      mm: tracing: Export enums in tracepoints to user space
      irq/tracing: Export enums in tracepoints to user space
      f2fs: Export the enums in the tracepoints to userspace
      net/9p/tracing: Export enums in tracepoints to userspace
      x86/tlb/trace: Export enums in used by tlb_flush tracepoint
      tracing/samples: Update the trace-event-sample.h with TRACE_DEFINE_ENUM()
      tracing: Allow for modules to convert their enums to values
      tracing: Add TRACE_DEFINE_ENUM() macro to map enums to their values
      tracing: Update trace-event-sample with TRACE_SYSTEM_VAR documentation
      tracing: Give system name a pointer
      brcmsmac: Move each system tracepoints to their own header
      iwlwifi: Move each system tracepoints to their own header
      mac80211: Move message tracepoints to their own header
      tracing: Add TRACE_SYSTEM_VAR to xhci-hcd
      tracing: Add TRACE_SYSTEM_VAR to kvm-s390
      tracing: Add TRACE_SYSTEM_VAR to intel-sst
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