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SubjectRe: [PATCH 03/10] jump label v11: base patch
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On Tue, 2010-09-21 at 19:36 +0200, Andi Kleen wrote:
> > On Tue, 2010-09-21 at 16:41 +0200, Andi Kleen wrote:
> >> >
> >> > So there are ~150 tracepoints, but this code is also being proposed
> >> for
> >> > use with 'dynamic debug' of which there are > 1000, and I'm hoping for
> >> > more users moving forward.
> >>
> >> Even 1000 is fine to walk, but if it was sorted a binary search
> >> would be much faster anyways. That is then you would still
> >> need to search for each module, but that is a relatively small
> >> number (< 100)
> >
> > xfs has > 100 tracepoints
>
> Doesn

I suppose you were missing a 't'.

Anyway:

$ find fs/xfs/ -name "*.c" ! -type d | xargs grep "[ ^I]trace_" | wc -l
313
The jump label occurs at the calling sight, not for defined tracepoints
(which can be used in multiple places).

Also take a look at fs/xfs/linux-2.6/xfs_trace.h, you will be surprised.


> >
> >>
> >> > Also, I think the hash table deals nicely with modules.
> >>
> >> Maybe but it's also a lot of code. And it seems to me
> >> that it is optimizing the wrong thing. Simpler is nicer.
> >
> > I guess simplicity is in the eye of the beholder. I find hashes easier
> > to deal with than binary searching sorted lists. Every time you add a
> > tracepoint, you need to resort the list.
>
> The only time you add one is when you load a module, right? When you do
> that you only sort the section of the new module.

And on removing a module.

>
> > Hashes are much easier to deal with and scale nicely. I don't think
> > there's enough rational to switch this to a binary list.
>
> Well problem is that the code is very complicated today. I suspect
> this could be done much simpler if it wasn't so overengin
>

Perhaps it can be cleaned up. But I have no issues with it now, and
using a hash (basic data structures 101) is not where the complexity
comes in.

-- Steve




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