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SubjectRe: [PATCH] perf tools: Fix ordering with unstable tsc
Em Thu, Mar 22, 2012 at 01:10:31AM +0100, Frederic Weisbecker escreveu:
> On Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 04:55:35PM -0300, Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo wrote:
> > Em Sat, Feb 18, 2012 at 05:50:37PM +0100, Frederic Weisbecker escreveu:
> > > +static int alloc_cpus_timestamp_array(struct perf_session *s,
> > > + if (sample->cpu < s->nr_cpus)

> > Shouldn't we try to robustify this checking against HEADER_NRCPUS (if
> > present)?

> Yeah I thought about that too. I can try to make that working.
> I just thought this was an optimization that I could later add (ie: first
> try to see if the core idea of the patch is accepted).

Right, I deferred that to tglx, but he must be busy as always :-P

> Of course the real long term optimization is going to have one file per
> CPU. There, the ordering will be much easier and deterministically
> correct.

Yeah.

> > > + os->last_cpu_timestamp = realloc(os->last_cpu_timestamp,
> > > + sizeof(u64) * nr_cpus);
> > If realloc fails we return -ENOMEM, but leak the old buffer.

> Doh! the common trap with realloc...

:-)

> > At some point we can have in the TUI/GUI a way for the user to ask for
> > an specific perf.data file to be processed, if it fails to process due
> > to the above realloc, we'll continue, allowing other perf.data files to
> > be processed, but will have this leak.

> Ok. Will fix.

Thanks!

- Arnaldo


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