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Date:	Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:58:24 +0000
From:	Yoshihiro YUNOMAE <>
To:	Steven Rostedt <>
Cc:	Hidehiro Kawai <>,
	Masami Hiramatsu <>,,,
	Aaron Fabbri <>
Subject: [PATCHV4 0/5] trace-cmd: Support the feature which guests send
 trace data via virtio

Hi Steven,

This is a v4 patch set to support the feature which guests send trace data via
virtio. (Previous patch set is here:

Any features in this V4 patch series are not changed from previous version.
I fixed some typos, rebased for current version, and added usage in this

Would you review this patch series?

<How to use>
1. Run virt-server on a host
   # trace-cmd virt-server --dom guest1 -c 2

2. Set up of virtio-serial pipe of guest1 on the host
   Add the following tags to domain XML files.
   # virsh edit guest1
   <channel type='unix'>
      <source mode='connect' path='/tmp/trace-cmd/virt/agent-ctl-path'/>
      <target type='virtio' name='agent-ctl-path'/>
   <channel type='pipe'>
      <source path='/tmp/trace-cmd/virt/guest1/trace-path-cpu0'/>
      <target type='virtio' name='trace-path-cpu0'/>
   <channel type='pipe'>
      <source path='/tmp/trace-cmd/virt/guest1/trace-path-cpu1'/>
      <target type='virtio' name='trace-path-cpu1'/>

3. Boot the guest
   # virsh start guest1

4. Run the guest1's client(see trace-cmd-record(1) with the *--virt* option)
   # trace-cmd record -e sched* --virt

If you want to boot another guest sends trace-data via virtio-serial,
you will manually make the guest domain directory and trace data I/Fs.

- Make guest domain directory on the host
   # mkdir -p /tmp/trace-cmd/virt/<DOMAIN>
   # chmod 710 /tmp/trace-cmd/virt/<DOMAIN>
   # chgrp qemu /tmp/trace-cmd/virt/<DOMAIN>

- Make FIFO on the host
   # mkfifo /tmp/trace-cmd/virt/<DOMAIN>/trace-path-cpu{0,1,...,X}.{in,out}

I measured CPU usage outputted by top command on a guest when client sends
trace data. Client means "record -N"(NW) or "record --virt"(virtio-serial).

                      NW     virtio-serial(splice)
client(fedora19)    ~2.9[%]       ~1.7[%]

Changes in V4:
[1/5] Fix some typos, cleanup, and rebase for current trace-cmd-v2.4
      Change the argument of tracecmd_msg_recv()
[2/5] Fix some typos
      Change the argument of tracecmd_msg_recv_wait()
[3/5] Fix some typos and cleanup
[4/5] Introduce parse_args_virt() and add usage of virt-server in trace-usage.c
[5/5] Rebase for current trace-cmd-v2.4 and add usage of --virt for record in
      Divide tracecmd_msg_connect_to_server() into two functions
       (tracecmd_msg_connect_to_server() and

Changes in V3:
[2/6] Change the license of trace-msg.c to LGPL v2.1
[4/6] Change _nw/_NW to _net/_NET
[5/6] Change _nw/_NW to _net/_NET
[6/6] Add this patch based on Steven's review

Changes in V2:
[1/5] Add a comment in open_udp()
[2/5] Regacy protocol support in order to keep backward compatibility

Thank you,


Yoshihiro YUNOMAE (5):
      trace-cmd/listen: Apply the trace-msg protocol for communication between a server and clients
      trace-cmd/msg: Use poll(2) to wait for a message
      trace-cmd/virt-server: Add virt-server mode for a virtualization environment
      trace-cmd/virt-server: Add --dom option which makes a domain directory to virt-server
      trace-cmd/record: Add --virt option for record mode

 Documentation/trace-cmd-record.1.txt      |   11 
 Documentation/trace-cmd-virt-server.1.txt |  113 ++++
 Makefile                                  |    2 
 trace-cmd.c                               |    3 
 trace-cmd.h                               |   15 
 trace-listen.c                            |  717 +++++++++++++++++++-----
 trace-msg.c                               |  873 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 trace-msg.h                               |   31 +
 trace-output.c                            |    4 
 trace-record.c                            |  146 ++++-
 trace-recorder.c                          |   50 +-
 trace-usage.c                             |   18 +
 12 files changed, 1818 insertions(+), 165 deletions(-)
 create mode 100644 Documentation/trace-cmd-virt-server.1.txt
 create mode 100644 trace-msg.c
 create mode 100644 trace-msg.h

Yoshihiro YUNOMAE
Software Platform Research Dept. Linux Technology Center
Hitachi, Ltd., Yokohama Research Laboratory
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