[lttng-dev] tracepoint sys_enter and sys_exit

Thibault, Daniel Daniel.Thibault at drdc-rddc.gc.ca
Fri Apr 4 12:19:00 EDT 2014

Date: Fri, 04 Apr 2014 08:26:52 -0400
From: Francis Giraldeau <francis.giraldeau at gmail.com>
To: "zhenyu.ren" <zhenyu.ren at aliyun.com>

> > But where are these two tracepoints (hits) in kernel source code?
> If I remember correctly, for x86_64, the file is arch/x86/kernel/entry_64.S and search for syscall_trace_enter.
> Francis

   Syscall_trace_enter appears in a handful of .S files (assembly code) in the arch hierarchy.  Also ptrace.c and thread_info.h.  If thread info includes the TIF_SYSCALL_TRACEPOINT flag, in the x86 case this invokes the tracepoint trace_sys_enter (registered and unregistered by kernel/trace/trace_syscalls.c).  The tracepoint provider is the lttng-tracer.ko kernel module.

Daniel U. Thibault
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