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authorAnton Vorontsov <anton.vorontsov@linaro.org>2012-07-10 00:10:44 (GMT)
committerGreg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>2012-07-17 17:14:17 (GMT)
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tree541a95c58880019cffe90c79a9468746893caa0d /Documentation/ramoops.txt
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pstore/ram: Add ftrace messages handling
The ftrace log size is configurable via ramoops.ftrace_size module option, and the log itself is available via <pstore-mount>/ftrace-ramoops file. Signed-off-by: Anton Vorontsov <anton.vorontsov@linaro.org> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
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@@ -94,3 +94,28 @@ timestamp and a new line. The dump then continues with the actual data.
The dump data can be read from the pstore filesystem. The format for these
files is "dmesg-ramoops-N", where N is the record number in memory. To delete
a stored record from RAM, simply unlink the respective pstore file.
+
+5. Persistent function tracing
+
+Persistent function tracing might be useful for debugging software or hardware
+related hangs. The functions call chain log is stored in a "ftrace-ramoops"
+file. Here is an example of usage:
+
+ # mount -t debugfs debugfs /sys/kernel/debug/
+ # cd /sys/kernel/debug/tracing
+ # echo function > current_tracer
+ # echo 1 > options/func_pstore
+ # reboot -f
+ [...]
+ # mount -t pstore pstore /mnt/
+ # tail /mnt/ftrace-ramoops
+ 0 ffffffff8101ea64 ffffffff8101bcda native_apic_mem_read <- disconnect_bsp_APIC+0x6a/0xc0
+ 0 ffffffff8101ea44 ffffffff8101bcf6 native_apic_mem_write <- disconnect_bsp_APIC+0x86/0xc0
+ 0 ffffffff81020084 ffffffff8101a4b5 hpet_disable <- native_machine_shutdown+0x75/0x90
+ 0 ffffffff81005f94 ffffffff8101a4bb iommu_shutdown_noop <- native_machine_shutdown+0x7b/0x90
+ 0 ffffffff8101a6a1 ffffffff8101a437 native_machine_emergency_restart <- native_machine_restart+0x37/0x40
+ 0 ffffffff811f9876 ffffffff8101a73a acpi_reboot <- native_machine_emergency_restart+0xaa/0x1e0
+ 0 ffffffff8101a514 ffffffff8101a772 mach_reboot_fixups <- native_machine_emergency_restart+0xe2/0x1e0
+ 0 ffffffff811d9c54 ffffffff8101a7a0 __const_udelay <- native_machine_emergency_restart+0x110/0x1e0
+ 0 ffffffff811d9c34 ffffffff811d9c80 __delay <- __const_udelay+0x30/0x40
+ 0 ffffffff811d9d14 ffffffff811d9c3f delay_tsc <- __delay+0xf/0x20

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