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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4] tracing/probe: add a char type to show the character value of traced arguments
On Sun, Dec 18, 2022 at 9:39 AM Masami Hiramatsu <mhiramat@kernel.org> wrote:
>
> Hi Donglin,
>
> Thanks for updating you patch. And can you also send a test code update
> (tools/testing/selftests/ftrace/test.d/kprobe/kprobe_args_type.tc)?
>
Yes, no problem.
I will refer to kprobe_args_string.tc to add a new file named
kprobe_args_char.tc.
> Thank you,
>
> On Thu, 15 Dec 2022 01:13:46 -0800
> Donglin Peng <dolinux.peng@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > There are scenes that we want to show the character value of traced
> > arguments other than a decimal or hexadecimal or string value for debug
> > convinience. Add a new type named 'char' to do it.
> >
> > For example:
> >
> > The to be traced function is 'void demo_func(char type, char *name);', we
> > can add a kprobe event as follows to show argument values as we want:
> >
> > echo 'p:myprobe demo_func $arg1:char +0($arg2):char[2]' > kprobe_events
> >
> > we will get the following trace log:
> >
> > ... 95.451350: myprobe: (demo_func+0x0/0x29) arg1=A arg2={b,p}
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Donglin Peng <dolinux.peng@gmail.com>
> > Acked-by: Masami Hiramatsu (Google) <mhiramat@kernel.org>
> > Reported-by: kernel test robot <lkp@intel.com>
> > ---
> > Changes in v4:
> > - update the example in the commit log
> >
> > Changes in v3:
> > - update readme_msg
> >
> > Changes in v2:
> > - fix build warnings reported by kernel test robot
> > - modify commit log
> > ---
> > Documentation/trace/kprobetrace.rst | 3 ++-
> > kernel/trace/trace.c | 2 +-
> > kernel/trace/trace_probe.c | 2 ++
> > kernel/trace/trace_probe.h | 1 +
> > 4 files changed, 6 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
> >
> > diff --git a/Documentation/trace/kprobetrace.rst b/Documentation/trace/kprobetrace.rst
> > index 4274cc6a2f94..007972a3c5c4 100644
> > --- a/Documentation/trace/kprobetrace.rst
> > +++ b/Documentation/trace/kprobetrace.rst
> > @@ -58,7 +58,7 @@ Synopsis of kprobe_events
> > NAME=FETCHARG : Set NAME as the argument name of FETCHARG.
> > FETCHARG:TYPE : Set TYPE as the type of FETCHARG. Currently, basic types
> > (u8/u16/u32/u64/s8/s16/s32/s64), hexadecimal types
> > - (x8/x16/x32/x64), "string", "ustring" and bitfield
> > + (x8/x16/x32/x64), "char", "string", "ustring" and bitfield
> > are supported.
> >
> > (\*1) only for the probe on function entry (offs == 0).
> > @@ -80,6 +80,7 @@ E.g. 'x16[4]' means an array of x16 (2bytes hex) with 4 elements.
> > Note that the array can be applied to memory type fetchargs, you can not
> > apply it to registers/stack-entries etc. (for example, '$stack1:x8[8]' is
> > wrong, but '+8($stack):x8[8]' is OK.)
> > +Char type can be used to show the character value of traced arguments.
> > String type is a special type, which fetches a "null-terminated" string from
> > kernel space. This means it will fail and store NULL if the string container
> > has been paged out. "ustring" type is an alternative of string for user-space.
> > diff --git a/kernel/trace/trace.c b/kernel/trace/trace.c
> > index 5cfc95a52bc3..a64e206f94e6 100644
> > --- a/kernel/trace/trace.c
> > +++ b/kernel/trace/trace.c
> > @@ -5615,7 +5615,7 @@ static const char readme_msg[] =
> > "\t $stack<index>, $stack, $retval, $comm,\n"
> > #endif
> > "\t +|-[u]<offset>(<fetcharg>), \\imm-value, \\\"imm-string\"\n"
> > - "\t type: s8/16/32/64, u8/16/32/64, x8/16/32/64, string, symbol,\n"
> > + "\t type: s8/16/32/64, u8/16/32/64, x8/16/32/64, char, string, symbol,\n"
> > "\t b<bit-width>@<bit-offset>/<container-size>, ustring,\n"
> > "\t <type>\\[<array-size>\\]\n"
> > #ifdef CONFIG_HIST_TRIGGERS
> > diff --git a/kernel/trace/trace_probe.c b/kernel/trace/trace_probe.c
> > index 36dff277de46..a4abf7f6c295 100644
> > --- a/kernel/trace/trace_probe.c
> > +++ b/kernel/trace/trace_probe.c
> > @@ -50,6 +50,7 @@ DEFINE_BASIC_PRINT_TYPE_FUNC(x8, u8, "0x%x")
> > DEFINE_BASIC_PRINT_TYPE_FUNC(x16, u16, "0x%x")
> > DEFINE_BASIC_PRINT_TYPE_FUNC(x32, u32, "0x%x")
> > DEFINE_BASIC_PRINT_TYPE_FUNC(x64, u64, "0x%Lx")
> > +DEFINE_BASIC_PRINT_TYPE_FUNC(char, u8, "%c")
> >
> > int PRINT_TYPE_FUNC_NAME(symbol)(struct trace_seq *s, void *data, void *ent)
> > {
> > @@ -93,6 +94,7 @@ static const struct fetch_type probe_fetch_types[] = {
> > ASSIGN_FETCH_TYPE_ALIAS(x16, u16, u16, 0),
> > ASSIGN_FETCH_TYPE_ALIAS(x32, u32, u32, 0),
> > ASSIGN_FETCH_TYPE_ALIAS(x64, u64, u64, 0),
> > + ASSIGN_FETCH_TYPE_ALIAS(char, u8, u8, 0),
> > ASSIGN_FETCH_TYPE_ALIAS(symbol, ADDR_FETCH_TYPE, ADDR_FETCH_TYPE, 0),
> >
> > ASSIGN_FETCH_TYPE_END
> > diff --git a/kernel/trace/trace_probe.h b/kernel/trace/trace_probe.h
> > index de38f1c03776..8c86aaa8b0c9 100644
> > --- a/kernel/trace/trace_probe.h
> > +++ b/kernel/trace/trace_probe.h
> > @@ -164,6 +164,7 @@ DECLARE_BASIC_PRINT_TYPE_FUNC(x16);
> > DECLARE_BASIC_PRINT_TYPE_FUNC(x32);
> > DECLARE_BASIC_PRINT_TYPE_FUNC(x64);
> >
> > +DECLARE_BASIC_PRINT_TYPE_FUNC(char);
> > DECLARE_BASIC_PRINT_TYPE_FUNC(string);
> > DECLARE_BASIC_PRINT_TYPE_FUNC(symbol);
> >
> > --
> > 2.25.1
> >
>
>
> --
> Masami Hiramatsu (Google) <mhiramat@kernel.org>

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