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[PATCH v7 07/37] tracing: Add timestamp_mode trace file




Add a new option flag indicating whether or not the ring buffer is in
'absolute timestamp' mode.

Currently this is only set/unset by hist triggers that make use of a
common_timestamp.  As such, there's no reason to make this writeable
for users - its purpose is only to allow users to determine
unequivocally whether or not the ring buffer is in that mode (although
absolute timestamps can coexist with the normal delta timestamps, when
the ring buffer is in absolute mode, timestamps written while absolute
mode is in effect take up more space in the buffer, and are not as
efficient).

Signed-off-by: Tom Zanussi <tom.zanussi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
---
 Documentation/trace/ftrace.txt | 24 +++++++++++++++++++++
 kernel/trace/trace.c           | 47 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 2 files changed, 71 insertions(+)

diff --git a/Documentation/trace/ftrace.txt b/Documentation/trace/ftrace.txt
index d4601df..54213e5 100644
--- a/Documentation/trace/ftrace.txt
+++ b/Documentation/trace/ftrace.txt
@@ -539,6 +539,30 @@ of ftrace. Here is a list of some of the key files:
 
 	See events.txt for more information.
 
+  timestamp_mode:
+
+	Certain tracers may change the timestamp mode used when
+	logging trace events into the event buffer.  Events with
+	different modes can coexist within a buffer but the mode in
+	effect when an event is logged determines which timestamp mode
+	is used for that event.  The default timestamp mode is
+	'delta'.
+
+	Usual timestamp modes for tracing:
+
+	  # cat timestamp_mode
+	  [delta] absolute
+
+	  The timestamp mode with the square brackets around it is the
+	  one in effect.
+
+	  delta: Default timestamp mode - timestamp is a delta against
+	         a per-buffer timestamp.
+
+	  absolute: The timestamp is a full timestamp, not a delta
+                 against some other value.  As such it takes up more
+                 space and is less efficient.
+
   hwlat_detector:
 
 	Directory for the Hardware Latency Detector.
diff --git a/kernel/trace/trace.c b/kernel/trace/trace.c
index 459924f..da604fa 100644
--- a/kernel/trace/trace.c
+++ b/kernel/trace/trace.c
@@ -4531,6 +4531,9 @@ static int tracing_trace_options_open(struct inode *inode, struct file *file)
 #ifdef CONFIG_X86_64
 	"     x86-tsc:   TSC cycle counter\n"
 #endif
+	"\n  timestamp_mode\t-view the mode used to timestamp events\n"
+	"       delta:   Delta difference against a buffer-wide timestamp\n"
+	"    absolute:   Absolute (standalone) timestamp\n"
 	"\n  trace_marker\t\t- Writes into this file writes into the kernel buffer\n"
 	"\n  trace_marker_raw\t\t- Writes into this file writes binary data into the kernel buffer\n"
 	"  tracing_cpumask\t- Limit which CPUs to trace\n"
@@ -6298,6 +6301,40 @@ static int tracing_clock_open(struct inode *inode, struct file *file)
 	return ret;
 }
 
+static int tracing_time_stamp_mode_show(struct seq_file *m, void *v)
+{
+	struct trace_array *tr = m->private;
+
+	mutex_lock(&trace_types_lock);
+
+	if (ring_buffer_time_stamp_abs(tr->trace_buffer.buffer))
+		seq_puts(m, "delta [absolute]\n");
+	else
+		seq_puts(m, "[delta] absolute\n");
+
+	mutex_unlock(&trace_types_lock);
+
+	return 0;
+}
+
+static int tracing_time_stamp_mode_open(struct inode *inode, struct file *file)
+{
+	struct trace_array *tr = inode->i_private;
+	int ret;
+
+	if (tracing_disabled)
+		return -ENODEV;
+
+	if (trace_array_get(tr))
+		return -ENODEV;
+
+	ret = single_open(file, tracing_time_stamp_mode_show, inode->i_private);
+	if (ret < 0)
+		trace_array_put(tr);
+
+	return ret;
+}
+
 int tracing_set_time_stamp_abs(struct trace_array *tr, bool abs)
 {
 	int ret = 0;
@@ -6576,6 +6613,13 @@ static int snapshot_raw_open(struct inode *inode, struct file *filp)
 	.write		= tracing_clock_write,
 };
 
+static const struct file_operations trace_time_stamp_mode_fops = {
+	.open		= tracing_time_stamp_mode_open,
+	.read		= seq_read,
+	.llseek		= seq_lseek,
+	.release	= tracing_single_release_tr,
+};
+
 #ifdef CONFIG_TRACER_SNAPSHOT
 static const struct file_operations snapshot_fops = {
 	.open		= tracing_snapshot_open,
@@ -7903,6 +7947,9 @@ static __init void create_trace_instances(struct dentry *d_tracer)
 	trace_create_file("tracing_on", 0644, d_tracer,
 			  tr, &rb_simple_fops);
 
+	trace_create_file("timestamp_mode", 0444, d_tracer, tr,
+			  &trace_time_stamp_mode_fops);
+
 	create_trace_options_dir(tr);
 
 #if defined(CONFIG_TRACER_MAX_TRACE) || defined(CONFIG_HWLAT_TRACER)
-- 
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