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Date:   Tue, 7 Aug 2018 17:57:14 +0100
From:   Will Deacon <>
To:     Sai Prakash Ranjan <>
Cc:     Steven Rostedt <>,
        Ingo Molnar <>,
        Laura Abbott <>,
        Kees Cook <>,
        Anton Vorontsov <>,
        Colin Cross <>,
        Jason Baron <>,
        Tony Luck <>, Arnd Bergmann <>,
        Catalin Marinas <>,
        Joel Fernandes <>,
        Masami Hiramatsu <>,
        Joe Perches <>,
        Jim Cromie <>,
        Rajendra Nayak <>,
        Vivek Gautam <>,
        Sibi Sankar <>,,,,
        Greg Kroah-Hartman <>,
        Ingo Molnar <>,
        Tom Zanussi <>
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH 3/3] dynamic_debug: Add support for dynamic register

On Fri, Aug 03, 2018 at 07:58:44PM +0530, Sai Prakash Ranjan wrote:
> Introduce dynamic debug filtering mechanism to register
> tracing as dynamic_rtb() which will reduce a lot of
> overhead otherwise of tracing all the register reads/writes
> in all files.
> Now we can just specify the file name or any wildcard pattern
> as any other dynamic debug facility in bootargs and dynamic rtb
> will just trace them and the output can be seen in pstore.
> TODO: Now we use same 'p' flag but will add a separate flag for register trace
> later.
> Example for tracing all register reads/writes in drivers/soc/qcom/* below:
>   # dyndbg="file drivers/soc/qcom/* +p" in bootargs
>   # reboot -f
>   # mount -t pstore pstore /sys/fs/pstore
>   # cat /sys/fs/pstore/rtb-ramoops-0
>     [LOGK_WRITEL ] ts:1373030419  data:ffff00000d5065a4  <ffff00000867cb44>  qcom_smsm_probe+0x51c/0x668
>     [LOGK_WRITEL ] ts:1373360576  data:ffff00000d506608  <ffff00000867cb44>  qcom_smsm_probe+0x51c/0x668
> Also we add uncached_logk api to readl/writel definitions for arm64
> as of now. This can be extended to arm as well later for tracing.
> Signed-off-by: Sai Prakash Ranjan <>
> ---
>  arch/arm64/include/asm/io.h   | 93 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Putting all of this in the arch code, which basically duplicates everything,
feels very wrong to me. Perhaps take a look at the ongoing work for
instrumenting the atomics and take some inspiration from there?

Ideally, the architecture just needs to provide the low-level primivites
(which it already does) and the core can generate instruments versions if


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