> > So: is there any trace software that can tell me "at 15:52:43.012345,
> > process 4321 marked 7 blocks dirty on device /dev/hda5" (or even more
> > detail so I can figure if it's just an atime update -- as with svscan --
> > or a write access)? And that is NOT to be attached to a specific process
> > (hint: strace is not an option).
> Problem: we'd have to do that using printk. printk issues another write
> call, which will mark things dirty. Issued is another printk, which marks
> things dirty and issues another printk...
Need not be printk, I can also imagine allocating a buffer, switching
this trace on, exempting the tracer from bein traced, and switching the
trace off if the buffer is full.
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