I fell into the trap of having set up function tracer with a very limited filter and then switched over to function_graph and was erroneously wondering why the latter did not trace what I expected, which was the full unabridged graph recursion.
Signed-off-by: Steffen Maier <ma...@linux.ibm.com> Cc: Steven Rostedt <rost...@goodmis.org> Cc: Ingo Molnar <mi...@redhat.com> Cc: Jonathan Corbet <cor...@lwn.net> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org --- Changes since v1: Integrated review comments by Steven Rostedt * less emotional phrasing * also mention function profiling with set_ftrace_filter (hopefully I got that right as I don't have experience with it) Documentation/trace/ftrace.rst | 7 ++++++- 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-) diff --git a/Documentation/trace/ftrace.rst b/Documentation/trace/ftrace.rst index e45f0786f3f9..9bbd3aefadb2 100644 --- a/Documentation/trace/ftrace.rst +++ b/Documentation/trace/ftrace.rst @@ -224,6 +224,8 @@ of ftrace. Here is a list of some of the key files: has a side effect of enabling or disabling specific functions to be traced. Echoing names of functions into this file will limit the trace to only those functions. + This influences the tracers "function" and "function_graph" + and thus also function profiling (see "function_profile_enabled"). The functions listed in "available_filter_functions" are what can be written into this file. @@ -265,6 +267,8 @@ of ftrace. Here is a list of some of the key files: Functions listed in this file will cause the function graph tracer to only trace these functions and the functions that they call. (See the section "dynamic ftrace" for more details). + Note, set_ftrace_filter and set_ftrace_notrace still affects + what functions are being traced. set_graph_notrace: @@ -277,7 +281,8 @@ of ftrace. Here is a list of some of the key files: This lists the functions that ftrace has processed and can trace. These are the function names that you can pass to - "set_ftrace_filter" or "set_ftrace_notrace". + "set_ftrace_filter", "set_ftrace_notrace", + "set_graph_function", or "set_graph_notrace". (See the section "dynamic ftrace" below for more details.) dyn_ftrace_total_info: -- 2.13.5 -- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-doc" in the body of a message to majord...@vger.kernel.org More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html