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SubjectRe: [PATCH] perf tools: fix: Force backward ring buffer mapped readonly
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On 2017/10/12 22:45, Liang, Kan wrote:
>> On 2017/10/12 20:56, Liang, Kan wrote:
>>>> On 2017/10/11 21:16, Liang, Kan wrote:
>>>>>> perf record's --overwrite option doesn't work as we expect.
>>>>>> For example:
>>>> [SNIP]
>>>>
>>>>>> In the above example we get same records from the backward ring
>>>>>> buffer all the time. Overwriting is not triggered.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> This commit maps backward ring buffers readonly, make it overwritable.
>>>>>> It is safe because we assume backward ring buffer always overwritable
>>>>>> in other part of code.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> After applying this patch:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> $ ~/linux/tools/perf$ sudo ./perf record -m 4 -e raw_syscalls:*
>>>>>> -g -- overwrite \
>>>>>> --switch-output=1s --tail-synthesize dd
>>>>>> if=/dev/zero of=/dev/null
>>>> [SNIP]
>>>>
>>>>>> Signed-off-by: Wang Nan <wangnan0@huawei.com>
>>>>>> Cc: Liang Kan <kan.liang@intel.com>
>>>>>> Cc: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@kernel.org>
>>>>>> Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
>>>>>> Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>
>>>>>> Cc: Jiri Olsa <jolsa@kernel.org>
>>>>>> Cc: Namhyung Kim <namhyung@kernel.org>
>>>>>> Cc: Alexander Shishkin <alexander.shishkin@linux.intel.com>
>>>>>> Cc: Adrian Hunter <adrian.hunter@intel.com>
>>>>>> Cc: Andi Kleen <ak@linux.intel.com>
>>>>>> Cc: Li Zefan <lizefan@huawei.com>
>>>>>> ---
>>>>>> tools/perf/util/evlist.c | 7 ++++++-
>>>>>> 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
>>>>>>
>>>>>> diff --git a/tools/perf/util/evlist.c b/tools/perf/util/evlist.c
>>>>>> index c6c891e..a86b0d2 100644
>>>>>> --- a/tools/perf/util/evlist.c
>>>>>> +++ b/tools/perf/util/evlist.c
>>>>>> @@ -799,12 +799,14 @@ perf_evlist__should_poll(struct perf_evlist
>>>>>> *evlist __maybe_unused,
>>>>>> }
>>>>>>
>>>>>> static int perf_evlist__mmap_per_evsel(struct perf_evlist *evlist, int
>> idx,
>>>>>> - struct mmap_params *mp, int cpu_idx,
>>>>>> + struct mmap_params *_mp, int cpu_idx,
>>>>>> int thread, int *_output, int
>>>>>> *_output_backward)
>>>>>> {
>>>>>> struct perf_evsel *evsel;
>>>>>> int revent;
>>>>>> int evlist_cpu = cpu_map__cpu(evlist->cpus, cpu_idx);
>>>>>> + struct mmap_params *mp = _mp;
>>>>>> + struct mmap_params backward_mp;
>>>>>>
>>>>>> evlist__for_each_entry(evlist, evsel) {
>>>>>> struct perf_mmap *maps = evlist->mmap; @@ -815,6 +817,9
>>>> @@ static
>>>>>> int perf_evlist__mmap_per_evsel(struct
>>>>>> perf_evlist *evlist, int idx,
>>>>>> if (evsel->attr.write_backward) {
>>>>>> output = _output_backward;
>>>>>> maps = evlist->backward_mmap;
>>>>>> + backward_mp = *mp;
>>>>>> + backward_mp.prot &= ~PROT_WRITE;
>>>>>> + mp = &backward_mp;
>>>>>>
>>>>>> if (!maps) {
>>>>>> maps = perf_evlist__alloc_mmap(evlist);
>>>>> So it's trying to support per-event overwrite.
>>>>> How about the global --overwrite option?
>>>> Not only the per-event overwrite. See the example above. The overall --
>>>> overwrite option is also respected. In perf_evsel__config, per-event evsel
>>>> 'backward' setting is set based on overall '--overwrite' and per-event
>>>> '/overwrite/' setting.
>>> But how about evlist->overwrite? I think it still keeps the wrong setting.
>>> The overwrite is implicitly applied. Some settings are inconsistent.
>>>
>>> Is there any drawback if you use opts->overwrite for
>> perf_evlist__mmap_ex?
>>
>> We will always face such inconsistency, because we have
>> an /no-overwrite/ option which can be set per-evsel.
>> Setting evlist->overwrite won't make things more consistent,
>> because in a evlist, different evsel can have different
>> overwrite setting. A simple solution is making evlist
>> non-overwrite by default, and watch all overwrite evsels
>> a special cases. Then we have only 2 cases to consider:
>>
>> 1. overwrite evsel in a non-overwrite evlist.
>> 2. non-overwrite evsel in a non-overwrite evlist.
>>
> If evlist->overwrite is always non-overwrite, why not remove it?
>

Some testcases require it.

Thank you.

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