I've managed to prevent the trace generation with:

-T "pr_manager_run,file=/dev/null"

I add a valid event "pr_manager_run" to prevent the warning, and
redirect to /dev/null

Maybe someone will have a more elegant solution.

On Tue, Apr 10, 2018 at 10:46 PM, Ciro Santilli <ciro.santi...@gmail.com> wrote:
> OK, let me make this a bit more precise just in case: QEMU master
> 915d34c5f99b0ab91517c69f54272bfdb6ca2b32, built with:
>
>  ./configure --enable-debug --enable-trace-backends=simple
> --target-list=x86_64-softmmu
>
> full command:
>
> ./qemu-img convert -f raw -O qcow2 rootfs.ext2 img.qcow2
>
> and this then generates a trace file trace-<pid>. Trace options can be
> controlled with:
>
> ./qemu-img -T ... convert ...
>
>
> On Tue, Apr 10, 2018 at 10:26 PM, Ciro Santilli <ciro.santi...@gmail.com> 
> wrote:
>> I noticed that qemu-img was producing some trace files when I compiled
>> with --enable-trace-backends=simple.
>>
>> What is the point of tracing qemu-img?
>>
>> I thought trace events were supposed to represent execution related
>> things, like "an instruction got executed" and so on.
>>
>> I also noticed that qemu-img --trace help and strings trace-* are the
>> same, so it must be some kind of index?
>>
>> qemu-system-x86_64 also produces those files when I don't give it any traces.
>>
>> Can you turn the generation of those traces off when no events are
>> given to -trace enable=?

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