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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Enhance perf to collect KVM guest os statistics from host side
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On Tue, 2010-03-16 at 15:48 +0800, Zhang, Yanmin wrote:
> On Tue, 2010-03-16 at 07:41 +0200, Avi Kivity wrote:
> > On 03/16/2010 07:27 AM, Zhang, Yanmin wrote:
> > > From: Zhang, Yanmin<yanmin_zhang@linux.intel.com>
> > >
> > > Based on the discussion in KVM community, I worked out the patch to support
> > > perf to collect guest os statistics from host side. This patch is implemented
> > > with Ingo, Peter and some other guys' kind help. Yang Sheng pointed out a
> > > critical bug and provided good suggestions with other guys. I really appreciate
> > > their kind help.
> > >
> > > The patch adds new subcommand kvm to perf.
> > >
> > > perf kvm top
> > > perf kvm record
> > > perf kvm report
> > > perf kvm diff
> > >
> > > The new perf could profile guest os kernel except guest os user space, but it
> > > could summarize guest os user space utilization per guest os.
> > >
> > > Below are some examples.
> > > 1) perf kvm top
> > > [root@lkp-ne01 norm]# perf kvm --host --guest --guestkallsyms=/home/ymzhang/guest/kallsyms
> > > --guestmodules=/home/ymzhang/guest/modules top
> > >
> > >
> >
> Thanks for your kind comments.
>
> > Excellent, support for guest kernel != host kernel is critical (I can't
> > remember the last time I ran same kernels).
> >
> > How would we support multiple guests with different kernels?
> With the patch, 'perf kvm report --sort pid" could show
> summary statistics for all guest os instances. Then, use
> parameter --pid of 'perf kvm record' to collect single problematic instance data.
Sorry. I found currently --pid isn't process but a thread (main thread).

Ingo,

Is it possible to support a new parameter or extend --inherit, so 'perf record' and
'perf top' could collect data on all threads of a process when the process is running?

If not, I need add a new ugly parameter which is similar to --pid to filter out process
data in userspace.

Yanmin




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