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authorSteven Rostedt (VMware) <>2021-06-17 13:47:25 -0400
committerSteven Rostedt (VMware) <>2021-06-18 09:10:00 -0400
commit85550c83da421fb12dc1816c45012e1e638d2b38 (patch)
treee49be683a697d609b148fe136b1690a4a30c97bf /kernel
parentfb780761e7bd9f2e94f5b9a296ead6b35b944206 (diff)
tracing: Do not stop recording cmdlines when tracing is off
The saved_cmdlines is used to map pids to the task name, such that the output of the tracing does not just show pids, but also gives a human readable name for the task. If the name is not mapped, the output looks like this: <...>-1316 [005] ...2 132.044039: ... Instead of this: gnome-shell-1316 [005] ...2 132.044039: ... The names are updated when tracing is running, but are skipped if tracing is stopped. Unfortunately, this stops the recording of the names if the top level tracer is stopped, and not if there's other tracers active. The recording of a name only happens when a new event is written into a ring buffer, so there is no need to test if tracing is on or not. If tracing is off, then no event is written and no need to test if tracing is off or not. Remove the check, as it hides the names of tasks for events in the instance buffers. Cc: Fixes: 7ffbd48d5cab2 ("tracing: Cache comms only after an event occurred") Signed-off-by: Steven Rostedt (VMware) <>
Diffstat (limited to 'kernel')
1 files changed, 0 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/kernel/trace/trace.c b/kernel/trace/trace.c
index 9299057feb56..e220b37e29c6 100644
--- a/kernel/trace/trace.c
+++ b/kernel/trace/trace.c
@@ -2486,8 +2486,6 @@ static bool tracing_record_taskinfo_skip(int flags)
if (unlikely(!(flags & (TRACE_RECORD_CMDLINE | TRACE_RECORD_TGID))))
return true;
- if (atomic_read(&trace_record_taskinfo_disabled) || !tracing_is_on())
- return true;
if (!__this_cpu_read(trace_taskinfo_save))
return true;
return false;