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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/6] vmscan: tracing: Roll up of patches currently in mmotm
On Fri, Jul 30, 2010 at 03:12:18PM +0100, Mel Gorman wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 30, 2010 at 04:04:42PM +0200, Frederic Weisbecker wrote:
> > On Fri, Jul 30, 2010 at 02:36:55PM +0100, Mel Gorman wrote:
> > > This is a roll-up of patches currently in mmotm related to stack reduction and
> > > tracing reclaim. It is based on 2.6.35-rc6 and included for the convenience
> > > of testing.
> > >
> > > No signed off required.
> > > ---
> > > .../trace/postprocess/trace-vmscan-postprocess.pl | 654 ++++++++++++++++++++
> >
> > I have the feeling you've made an ad-hoc post processing script that seems
> > to rewrite all the format parsing, debugfs, stream handling, etc... we
> > have that in perf tools already.
> >
>
> It's an hoc adaption of trace-pagealloc-postprocess.pl which was developed
> before the perf scripting report. It's a bit klunky.
>
> > May be you weren't aware of what we have in perf in terms of scripting support.
> >
>
> I'm aware, I just haven't gotten around to adapting what the script does
> to the perf scripting support. The existance of the script I have means
> people can reproduce my results without having to wait for me to rewrite
> the post-processing scripts for perf.
>
> > First, launch perf list and spot the events you're interested in, let's
> > say you're interested in irqs:
> >
> > $ perf list
> > [...]
> > irq:irq_handler_entry [Tracepoint event]
> > irq:irq_handler_exit [Tracepoint event]
> > irq:softirq_entry [Tracepoint event]
> > irq:softirq_exit [Tracepoint event]
> > [...]
> >
> > Now do a trace record:
> >
> > # perf record -e irq:irq_handler_entry -e irq:irq_handler_exit -e irq:softirq_entry -e irq:softirq_exit cmd
> >
> > or more simple:
> >
> > # perf record -e irq:* cmd
> >
> > You can use -a instead of cmd for wide tracing.
> >
> > Now generate a perf parsing script on top of these traces:
> >
> > # perf trace -g perl
> > generated Perl script: perf-trace.pl
> >
> > Fill up the trace handlers inside perf-trace.pl and just run it:
> >
> > # perf trace -s perf-trace.pl
> >
> > Once ready, you can place your script in the script directory.
> >
>
> Ultimately, the post-processing scripts should be adapted to perf but it
> could be a while before I get around to it.


Ok, I thought it was a brand new thing. No problem then.



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