The trace-events "disable" keyword turns an event into a nop at
compile-time. This is important for high-frequency events that can
The "disable" keyword is currently broken in the simple trace backend.
This patch fixes the problem as follows:
Trace events are identified by their TraceEventID number. When events
are disabled there are two options for assigning TraceEventID numbers:
1. Skip disabled events and don't assign them a number.
2. Assign numbers for all events regardless of the disabled keyword.
The simple trace backend and its binary file format uses approach #1.
The tracetool infrastructure has been using approach #2 for a while.
The result is that the numbers used in simple trace files do not
correspond with TraceEventIDs. In trace/simple.c we assumed that they
are identical and therefore emitted bogus numbers.
This patch fixes the bug by using TraceEventID for trace_event_id()
while sticking to approach #1 for simple trace file numbers. This
preserves simple trace file format compatibility.
Signed-off-by: Stefan Hajnoczi <firstname.lastname@example.org>