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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/8] tracing: introducing eventfs
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> On 29-Mar-2023, at 4:17 AM, Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org> wrote:
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> On Sun, 22 Jan 2023 22:37:08 +0530
> Ajay Kaher <akaher@vmware.com> wrote:
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>> Events Tracing infrastructure contains lot of files, directories
>> (internally in terms of inodes, dentries). And ends up by consuming
>> memory in MBs. We can have multiple events of Events Tracing, which
>> further requires more memory.
>>
>> Instead of creating inodes/dentries, eventfs could keep meta-data and
>> skip the creation of inodes/dentries. As and when require, eventfs will
>> create the inodes/dentries only for required files/directories.
>> Also eventfs would delete the inodes/dentries once no more requires
>> but preserve the meta data.
>>
>
> Hi Ajay,
>
> Is there going to be any more work on this?
>
> -- Steve

Yes, Steve.

While running tools/testing/selftests/ftrace/ftracetests got crashes, as you also mentioned.
These crashes are because of lack of synchronisation and bugs in eventfs clean up path.

Locally I have fixed all these crashes with the help of Alexey.
I need one internal review round, once done I will post v2.

-Ajay


>
>> Tracing events took ~9MB, with this approach it took ~4.5MB
>> for ~10K files/dir.
>>
>> [PATCH 1/8]: Introducing struct tracefs_inode
>> [PATCH 2/8]: Adding eventfs-dir-add functions
>> [PATCH 3/8]: Adding eventfs-file-add function
>> [PATCH 4/8]: Adding eventfs-file-directory-remove function
>> [PATCH 5/8]: Adding functions to create-eventfs-files
>> [PATCH 6/8]: Adding eventfs lookup, read, open functions
>> [PATCH 7/8]: Creating tracefs_inode_cache
>> [PATCH 8/8]: Moving tracing events to eventfs
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