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SubjectRe: [RFC] Re: Blender profiling-1 O16.2int
On Tue, 19 Aug 2003, Con Kolivas wrote:

> > Is there a way to figure out when a process is spinning on a wait and
> That's the trick isn't it? No there isn't or else I'd fix it in a jiffy. If
> someone can think of a way I'd love to know.

Have you considered instrumenting waits/locks ? I had to do that for a
schedular/locks/events (not Linux based), by extending the structures
to include current ownership and waiters... At a problem point, you'd
then have to use something like sysreq to trigger a scan of the relevant
data areas. I had to cause an error and do a postmortem via paper dump

Rick Nelson
> : Any porters out there should feel happier knowing that DEC is shipping
> : me an AlphaPC that I intend to try getting linux running on: this will
> : definitely help flush out some of the most flagrant unportable stuff.
> : The Alpha is much more different from the i386 than the 68k stuff is, so
> : it's likely to get most of the stuff fixed.
> It's posts like this that almost convince us non-believers that there
> really is a god.
-- Anthony Lovell, to Linus's remarks about porting
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