tracing: Add documentation for the power tracer
Theodore Ts'o [Sat, 11 Apr 2009 19:51:19 +0000 (15:51 -0400)]
Signed-off-by: "Theodore Ts'o" <tytso@mit.edu>
Acked-by: Arjan van de Ven <arjan@linux.intel.com>
Cc: Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@gmail.com>
Cc: Steven Rostedt <srostedt@redhat.com>
LKML-Reference: <1239479479-2603-4-git-send-email-tytso@mit.edu>
Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>

Documentation/trace/power.txt [new file with mode: 0644]

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+The power tracer collects detailed information about C-state and P-state
+transitions, instead of just looking at the high-level "average"
+information.
+
+There is a helper script found in scrips/tracing/power.pl in the kernel
+sources which can be used to parse this information and create a
+Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) picture from the trace data.
+
+To use this tracer:
+
+       echo 0 > /sys/kernel/debug/tracing/tracing_enabled
+       echo power > /sys/kernel/debug/tracing/current_tracer
+       echo 1 > /sys/kernel/debug/tracing/tracing_enabled
+       sleep 1
+       echo 0 > /sys/kernel/debug/tracing/tracing_enabled
+       cat /sys/kernel/debug/tracing/trace | \
+               perl scripts/tracing/power.pl > out.sv