@@ -69,6 +69,11 @@ Trace events should use types as follows:
cannot include all user-defined struct declarations and it is therefore
necessary to use void * for pointers to structs.
+ Pointers (including char *) cannot be dereferenced easily (or at all) in
+ some trace backends. If pointers are used, ensure they are meaningful by
+ themselves and do not assume the data they point to will be traced. Do
+ not pass in string arguments.
* For everything else, use primitive scalar types (char, int, long) with the