path: root/trace2/tr2_cfg.c
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2019-04-16trace2: use system/global config for default trace2 settingsJeff Hostetler
Teach git to read the system and global config files for default Trace2 settings. This allows system-wide Trace2 settings to be installed and inherited to make it easier to manage a collection of systems. The original GIT_TR2* environment variables are loaded afterwards and can be used to override the system settings. Only the system and global config files are used. Repo and worktree local config files are ignored. Likewise, the "-c" command line arguments are also ignored. These limits are for performance reasons. (1) For users not using Trace2, there should be minimal overhead to detect that Trace2 is not enabled. In particular, Trace2 should not allocate lots of otherwise unused data strucutres. (2) For accurate performance measurements, Trace2 should be initialized as early in the git process as possible, and before most of the normal git process initialization (which involves discovering the .git directory and reading a hierarchy of config files). Signed-off-by: Jeff Hostetler <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2019-02-22trace2: create new combined trace facilityJeff Hostetler
Create a new unified tracing facility for git. The eventual intent is to replace the current trace_printf* and trace_performance* routines with a unified set of git_trace2* routines. In addition to the usual printf-style API, trace2 provides higer-level event verbs with fixed-fields allowing structured data to be written. This makes post-processing and analysis easier for external tools. Trace2 defines 3 output targets. These are set using the environment variables "GIT_TR2", "GIT_TR2_PERF", and "GIT_TR2_EVENT". These may be set to "1" or to an absolute pathname (just like the current GIT_TRACE). * GIT_TR2 is intended to be a replacement for GIT_TRACE and logs command summary data. * GIT_TR2_PERF is intended as a replacement for GIT_TRACE_PERFORMANCE. It extends the output with columns for the command process, thread, repo, absolute and relative elapsed times. It reports events for child process start/stop, thread start/stop, and per-thread function nesting. * GIT_TR2_EVENT is a new structured format. It writes event data as a series of JSON records. Calls to trace2 functions log to any of the 3 output targets enabled without the need to call different trace_printf* or trace_performance* routines. Signed-off-by: Jeff Hostetler <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>