[v3,38/46] tools/lib/traceevent: Man page for tep_parse_header_page()
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Message ID 20181127154153.11315-39-tstoyanov@vmware.com
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Tzvetomir Stoyanov Nov. 27, 2018, 3:42 p.m. UTC
Create man page for tep_parse_header_page()
as part of the libtraceevent APIs.

Signed-off-by: Tzvetomir Stoyanov <tstoyanov@vmware.com>
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+libtraceevent(3)
+================
+
+NAME
+----
+tep_parse_header_page - Parses the data stored in the header page.
+
+SYNOPSIS
+--------
+[verse]
+--
+*#include <event-parse.h>*
+
+int *tep_parse_header_page*(struct tep_handle pass:[*]_tep_, char pass:[*]_buf_, unsigned long _size_, int _long_size_);
+--
+
+DESCRIPTION
+-----------
+The _tep_parse_header_page()_ function parses the header page data from _buf_, 
+and initializes the _tep_, trace event parser context, with it. The buffer 
+_buf_ is with _size_, and is supposed to be copied from 
+tracefs/events/header_page. 
+
+Some old kernels do not have header page info, in this case the 
+_tep_parse_header_page()_ function  can be called with _size_ equal to 0. The 
+_tep_ context is initialized with default values. The _long_size_ can be used in
+this use case, to set the size of a long integer to be used. 
+
+RETURN VALUE
+------------
+The _tep_parse_header_page()_ function returns 0 in case of success, or -1 
+in case of an error.
+
+EXAMPLE
+-------
+[source,c]
+--
+#include <event-parse.h>
+...
+struct tep_handle *tep = tep_alloc();
+...
+char *buf;
+int size;
+buf = read_file("/sys/kernel/tracing/events/header_page", &size);
+if (tep_parse_header_page(tep, buf, size, sizeof(unsigned long)) != 0) {
+	/* Failed to parse the header page */
+}
+...
+--
+
+FILES
+-----
+[verse]
+--
+*event-parse.h*
+	Header file to include in order to have access to the library APIs.
+*-ltraceevent*
+	Linker switch to add when building a program that uses the library.
+--
+
+SEE ALSO
+--------
+_libtraceevent(3)_, _trace-cmd(1)_
+
+AUTHOR
+------
+[verse]
+--
+*Steven Rostedt* <rostedt@goodmis.org>, author of *libtraceevent*.
+*Tzvetomir Stoyanov* <tz.stoyanov@gmail.com>, author of this man page.
+--
+REPORTING BUGS
+--------------
+Report bugs to  <linux-trace-devel@vger.kernel.org>
+
+LICENSE
+-------
+libtraceevent is Free Software licensed under the GNU LGPL 2.1
+
+RESOURCES
+---------
+https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git