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authorFrederic Weisbecker <>2009-08-01 01:34:24 +0200
committerFrederic Weisbecker <>2009-09-24 15:16:31 +0200
commit96a2c464de07d7c72988db851c029b204fc59108 (patch)
tree6e24c17c603268c097069000883b83bc51b4d112 /lib/kernel_lock.c
parent0efb4d20723d58edbad29d1ff98a86b631adb5e6 (diff)
tracing/bkl: Add bkl ftrace events
Add two events lock_kernel and unlock_kernel() to trace the bkl uses. This opens the door for userspace tools to perform statistics about the callsites that use it, dependencies with other locks (by pairing the trace with lock events), use with recursivity and so on... The {__reacquire,release}_kernel_lock() events are not traced because these are called from schedule, thus the sched events are sufficient to trace them. Example of a trace: hald-addon-stor-4152 [000] 165.875501: unlock_kernel: depth: 0, fs/block_dev.c:1358 __blkdev_put() hald-addon-stor-4152 [000] 167.832974: lock_kernel: depth: 0, fs/block_dev.c:1167 __blkdev_get() How to get the callsites that acquire it recursively: cd /debug/tracing/events/bkl echo "lock_depth > 0" > filter firefox-4951 [001] 206.276967: unlock_kernel: depth: 1, fs/reiserfs/super.c:575 reiserfs_dirty_inode() You can also filter by file and/or line. v2: Use of FILTER_PTR_STRING attribute for files and lines fields to make them traceable. Signed-off-by: Frederic Weisbecker <> Cc: Steven Rostedt <> Cc: Li Zefan <>
Diffstat (limited to 'lib/kernel_lock.c')
1 files changed, 6 insertions, 5 deletions
diff --git a/lib/kernel_lock.c b/lib/kernel_lock.c
index 39f1029e3525..5c10b2e1fd08 100644
--- a/lib/kernel_lock.c
+++ b/lib/kernel_lock.c
@@ -5,10 +5,11 @@
* relegated to obsolescence, but used by various less
* important (or lazy) subsystems.
-#include <linux/smp_lock.h>
#include <linux/module.h>
#include <linux/kallsyms.h>
#include <linux/semaphore.h>
+#include <linux/smp_lock.h>
* The 'big kernel lock'
@@ -113,7 +114,7 @@ static inline void __unlock_kernel(void)
* This cannot happen asynchronously, so we only need to
* worry about other CPU's.
-void __lockfunc lock_kernel(void)
+void __lockfunc _lock_kernel(void)
int depth = current->lock_depth+1;
if (likely(!depth))
@@ -121,13 +122,13 @@ void __lockfunc lock_kernel(void)
current->lock_depth = depth;
-void __lockfunc unlock_kernel(void)
+void __lockfunc _unlock_kernel(void)
BUG_ON(current->lock_depth < 0);
if (likely(--current->lock_depth < 0))