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authorStefan Raspl <raspl@linux.vnet.ibm.com>2013-11-06 13:18:28 -0800
committerJiri Kosina <jkosina@suse.cz>2013-12-02 14:47:05 +0100
commit0899d6ac4677efc6839a4532adcaeb772021f38d (patch)
treeb3d2fa88153f97cca3b671851c7a84c7897ba493 /Documentation
parent832919bfcf0cfd75767c68b0c61f7cf48be860a8 (diff)
documentation: Add links to TRACE_EVENT documentation
documentation: Add links to TRACE_EVENT documentation Existing tracepoint documentation doesn't mention the popular TRACE_EVENT macro. Since an excellent series of articles on proper usage already exists, respective links are added to the existing documentation. Signed-off-by: Stefan Raspl <raspl@linux.vnet.ibm.com> Acked-by: Rob Landley <rob@landley.net> Signed-off-by: Jiri Kosina <jkosina@suse.cz>
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diff --git a/Documentation/trace/tracepoints.txt b/Documentation/trace/tracepoints.txt
index ac4170dd0f24..6b018b53177a 100644
--- a/Documentation/trace/tracepoints.txt
+++ b/Documentation/trace/tracepoints.txt
@@ -114,3 +114,8 @@ core kernel image or in modules.
If the tracepoint has to be used in kernel modules, an
EXPORT_TRACEPOINT_SYMBOL_GPL() or EXPORT_TRACEPOINT_SYMBOL() can be
used to export the defined tracepoints.
+
+Note: The convenience macro TRACE_EVENT provides an alternative way to
+ define tracepoints. Check http://lwn.net/Articles/379903,
+ http://lwn.net/Articles/381064 and http://lwn.net/Articles/383362
+ for a series of articles with more details.

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