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SubjectRe: [PATCH] perf: make perf.data more self-descriptive (v8)
Em Wed, Nov 30, 2011 at 04:08:29PM +0100, Robert Richter escreveu:
> On 29.11.11 10:35:24, Stephane Eranian wrote:
> > sec_start = header->data_offset + header->data_size;
> > lseek(fd, sec_start + sec_size, SEEK_SET);
> >
> > err = do_write_feat(fd, header, HEADER_TRACE_INFO, &p, evlist);
> > if (err)
> > goto out_free;
> >
> > err = do_write_feat(fd, header, HEADER_BUILD_ID, &p, evlist);
> > if (err) {
> > perf_header__clear_feat(header, HEADER_BUILD_ID);
> > goto out_free;
> > }

> > The 'clear_feat' is missing for TRACE_INFO, that's all. The question is:
> > is case do_write_feat(trace_info) fails, is there still a way to parse the file
> > correctly? If not, then perf should bail out, if yes, then we need to add the
> > clear_feat(TRACE_INFO) in case of error.

> The question is, if do_write_feat() fails for HEADER_TRACE_INFO or
> HEADER_BUILD_ID then perf_header__adds_write() fails. A failure of any
> other feature simple disables it by calling clear_feat(). I noticed
> this asymmetry and wonder why?
>
> Also, is there a reason why HEADER_TRACE_INFO starts with bit 1 instead
> of bit 0. Is bit 0 reserved for some reason?

Frédéric wrote that code, Frédéric?

- Arnaldo
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