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Date:   Thu, 23 Nov 2017 15:22:25 +0900
From:   Namhyung Kim <namhyung@...nel.org>
To:     Tom Zanussi <tom.zanussi@...ux.intel.com>
Cc:     rostedt@...dmis.org, tglx@...utronix.de, mhiramat@...nel.org,
        vedang.patel@...el.com, bigeasy@...utronix.de,
        joel.opensrc@...il.com, joelaf@...gle.com,
        mathieu.desnoyers@...icios.com, baohong.liu@...el.com,
        rajvi.jingar@...el.com, julia@...com, fengguang.wu@...el.com,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, linux-rt-users@...r.kernel.org,
        kernel-team@....com
Subject: Re: [PATCH v6 31/37] tracing: Add 'last error' error facility for
 hist triggers

On Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 02:33:10PM -0600, Tom Zanussi wrote:
> With the addition of variables and actions, it's become necessary to
> provide more detailed error information to users about syntax errors.
> 
> Add a 'last error' facility accessible via the erroring event's 'hist'
> file.  Reading the hist file after an error will display more detailed
> information about what went wrong, if information is available.  This
> extended error information will be available until the next hist
> trigger command for that event.
> 
>   # echo xxx > /sys/kernel/debug/tracing/events/sched/sched_wakeup/trigger
>   echo: write error: Invalid argument
> 
>   # cat /sys/kernel/debug/tracing/events/sched/sched_wakeup/hist
> 
>   ERROR: Couldn't yyy: zzz
>   Last command: xxx
> 
> Also add specific error messages for variable and action errors.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Tom Zanussi <tom.zanussi@...ux.intel.com>
> ---
> @@ -2271,9 +2333,18 @@ static struct hist_field *create_var_ref(struct hist_field *var_field,
>  	return ref_field;
>  }
>  
> +static bool is_common_field(char *var_name)
> +{
> +	if (strncmp(var_name, "$common_timestamp", strlen("$common_timestamp")) == 0)
> +		return true;
> +
> +	return false;
> +}
> +
>  static bool is_var_ref(char *var_name)
>  {
> -	if (!var_name || strlen(var_name) < 2 || var_name[0] != '$')
> +	if (!var_name || strlen(var_name) < 2 || var_name[0] != '$' ||
> +	    is_common_field(var_name))

Looks like it's not a part of this change.

Thanks,
Namhyung


>  		return false;
>  
>  	return true;

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