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SubjectRe: [RFC 00/12] perf diff: Factor diff command
forgot to mention git repo:

git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/jolsa/linux.git
perf/diff8 branch

jirka


On Thu, Sep 06, 2012 at 05:46:54PM +0200, Jiri Olsa wrote:
> hi,
> this patchset factors the perf diff command to be usable for
> differential profiling following paper from Paul McKenney:
> (thanks to Arnaldo for sharing it with me).
>
> http://www2.rdrop.com/users/paulmck/scalability/paper/profiling.2002.06.04.pdf
>
> The 'perf diff' and 'std/hist' code is now changed to allow computations
> mentioned in the paper. Two of them are implemented within this patchset:
> 1) ratio differential profiling
> 2) weighted differential profiling
>
> The standard ratio delta computation stays as default.
>
> To sum it up:
> - perf diff displays output for matching event pairs within 2 given perf.data files
> - stdio ui code is factored to allow easy insertion of new data column
> - added perf diff '-b' option to display only matched hist entries
> (hist entries found in both files)
> - added perf diff '-c' option to choose diff computation,
> support for:
> delta: the current default one
> ratio: ratio differential profile
> wdiff: weighted differential profile
> - added perf diff '-c+' option to sort entries based on the computation data
> - added perf diff '-F' option to show formula used to compute the data
> - added perf diff '-p' option to display hist entries periods
>
>
> Attached patches:
> 01/12 perf diff: Make diff command work with evsel hists
> 02/12 perf tools: Replace sort's standalone field_sep with symbol_conf.field_sep
> 03/12 perf hists: Add struct hists pointer to struct hist_entry
> 04/12 perf diff: Refactor diff displacement possition info
> 05/12 perf diff: Refactor stdio ui data columns output
> 06/12 perf diff: Add -b option for perf diff to display paired entries only
> 07/12 perf diff: Add ratio computation way to compare hist entries
> 08/12 perf diff: Add option to sort entries based on diff computation
> 09/12 perf diff: Add weighted diff computation way to compare hist entries
> 10/12 perf diff: Add -p option to display period values for hist entries
> 11/12 perf diff: Add -F option to display formula for computation
> 12/12 perf diff: Add -F option for ratio computation
>
>
> I'm still testing this, trying to find out useful outputs/computations/options,
> so looking for any ideas and recommendations ;)
>
> thanks,
> jirka
>
>
> Eamples:
>
> display default profile
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> $ ./perf diff
> # Event 'cache-misses:u'
> #
> # Baseline Delta Shared Object Symbol
> # ........ ........ .................. .................................
> #
> 0.00% +63.54% libc-2.15.so [.] __dcigettext
> 0.00% +5.38% libc-2.15.so [.] _dl_addr
> 0.00% +5.30% libc-2.15.so [.] __register_atfork
> 0.31% +3.94% [kernel.kallsyms] [k] page_fault
> 0.00% +4.07% ld-2.15.so [.] check_match.11335
> 0.00% +3.65% ld-2.15.so [.] version_check_doit
> 0.00% +3.56% ld-2.15.so [.] _dl_fixup
> 0.00% +3.05% ld-2.15.so [.] _dl_map_object
> 0.00% +2.90% [kernel.kallsyms] [k] system_call
> 3.94% -1.53% [kernel.kallsyms] [k] device_not_available
> 0.00% +1.21% libc-2.15.so [.] __GI___libc_write
> 0.00% +0.54% libc-2.15.so [.] __memcpy_ssse3_back
> 0.00% +0.11% libc-2.15.so [.] execvp
> 7.71% -7.69% ld-2.15.so [.] _dl_start
> 0.03% -0.02% libpthread-2.15.so [.] __read_nocancel
> 0.20% -0.18% perf [.] perf_evlist__prepare_workload
>
>
>
> display ratio profile
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> $ ./perf diff -cratio
> # Event 'cache-misses:u'
> #
> # Baseline Ratio Shared Object Symbol
> # ........ .............. .................. .................................
> #
> 0.00% 0.000 libc-2.15.so [.] __dcigettext
> 0.00% 0.000 libc-2.15.so [.] _dl_addr
> 0.00% 0.000 libc-2.15.so [.] __register_atfork
> 0.31% 15.450 [kernel.kallsyms] [k] page_fault
> 0.00% 0.000 ld-2.15.so [.] check_match.11335
> 0.00% 0.000 ld-2.15.so [.] version_check_doit
> 0.00% 0.000 ld-2.15.so [.] _dl_fixup
> 0.00% 0.000 ld-2.15.so [.] _dl_map_object
> 0.00% 0.000 [kernel.kallsyms] [k] system_call
> 3.94% 0.678 [kernel.kallsyms] [k] device_not_available
> 0.00% 0.000 libc-2.15.so [.] __GI___libc_write
> 0.00% 0.000 libc-2.15.so [.] __memcpy_ssse3_back
> 0.00% 0.000 libc-2.15.so [.] execvp
> 7.71% 0.002 ld-2.15.so [.] _dl_start
> 0.03% 0.500 libpthread-2.15.so [.] __read_nocancel
> 0.20% 0.077 perf [.] perf_evlist__prepare_workload
>
>
>
> display ratio profile only with entries matched in both files
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> $ ./perf diff -cratio -b
>
> # Event 'cache-misses:u'
> #
> # Baseline Ratio Shared Object Symbol
> # ........ .............. .................. .................................
> #
> 0.31% 15.450 [kernel.kallsyms] [k] page_fault
> 3.94% 0.678 [kernel.kallsyms] [k] device_not_available
> 7.71% 0.002 ld-2.15.so [.] _dl_start
> 0.03% 0.500 libpthread-2.15.so [.] __read_nocancel
> 0.20% 0.077 perf [.] perf_evlist__prepare_workload
>
>
>
> display ratio profile only with entries matched in both files and sorted
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> $ ./perf diff -c+ratio -b
>
> # Event 'cache-misses:u'
> #
> # Baseline Ratio Shared Object Symbol
> # ........ .............. .................. .................................
> #
> 0.31% 15.450 [kernel.kallsyms] [k] page_fault
> 3.94% 0.678 [kernel.kallsyms] [k] device_not_available
> 0.03% 0.500 libpthread-2.15.so [.] __read_nocancel
> 0.20% 0.077 perf [.] perf_evlist__prepare_workload
> 7.71% 0.002 ld-2.15.so [.] _dl_start
>
>
>
> display weighted profile with weights w1=1 w2=2, with formula, sorted, matching
> entries only and with periods displayed
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> $ ./perf diff -c+wdiff:1,2 -F -b -p
>
> # Baseline Weighted diff Formula Baseline Period Period Shared Object Symbol
> # ........ ............. .................................................. ............... ............ .................. .................................
> #
> 0.31% +598 (309 * 2) - (20 * 1) 20 309 [kernel.kallsyms] [k] page_fault
> 3.94% +92 (175 * 2) - (258 * 1) 258 175 [kernel.kallsyms] [k] device_not_available
> 0.03% +0 (1 * 2) - (2 * 1) 2 1 libpthread-2.15.so [.] __read_nocancel
> 0.20% -11 (1 * 2) - (13 * 1) 13 1 perf [.] perf_evlist__prepare_workload
> 7.71% -503 (1 * 2) - (505 * 1) 505 1 ld-2.15.so [.] _dl_start
>
>
> Cc: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@ghostprotocols.net>
> Cc: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl>
> Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
> Cc: Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org>
> Cc: Corey Ashford <cjashfor@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
> Cc: Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@gmail.com>
> Cc: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
> Cc: Andi Kleen <andi@firstfloor.org>
> Cc: David Ahern <dsahern@gmail.com>
> Cc: Namhyung Kim <namhyung@kernel.org>
>
> ---
> tools/perf/Documentation/perf-diff.txt | 63 ++++++++++
> tools/perf/builtin-diff.c | 488 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++------
> tools/perf/builtin-report.c | 6 +-
> tools/perf/builtin-top.c | 6 +-
> tools/perf/ui/stdio/hist.c | 574 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-----------------------------------
> tools/perf/ui/stdio/hist.h | 26 ++++
> tools/perf/util/evsel.h | 7 ++
> tools/perf/util/hist.c | 7 +-
> tools/perf/util/hist.h | 24 +++-
> tools/perf/util/session.h | 4 +-
> tools/perf/util/sort.c | 6 +-
> tools/perf/util/sort.h | 22 +++-
> 12 files changed, 957 insertions(+), 276 deletions(-)


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