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SubjectRe: 2.6.19-rc6-rt8: alsa xruns
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On Wed, 2006-11-29 at 20:51 +0100, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> * Fernando Lopez-Lezcano <nando@ccrma.Stanford.EDU> wrote:
>
> > > ok, i reproduced something similar on one of my boxes and it turned
> > > out to be a tracer bug. I've uploaded -rt10, could you try it? (The
> > > xruns will likely remain, but at least the tracer should be more
> > > usable now to find out the reason for the xruns.)
> >
> > I'm testing -rt10 right now (your binary rpm). Looks like the number
> > and length of the xruns went down, at least for now. All below 2mSec -
> > jack is running 128x2 @ 48000Hz. I'll let it run for a while and
> > report the traces (I have a script that collects all traces above
> > 60us, but not all xruns trigger a trace).
>
> ok.
>
> How do you gather the traces, are you using manual control of tracing
> via prctl(0,1) / prctl(0,0) - or the built-in wakeup tracing method?

Just wakeup tracing (no manual control).

> The wakeup tracing method will detect fundamental problems in -rt
> scheduling, but other types of delays can be better debugged via
> explicit tracing. [jackd used to have the gettimeofday(0,1)/(0,0) hack -
> this API hack has been replaced by prctl(0,1)/(0,0) to start/stop
> tracing] Take a look at linux/scripts/trace-it.c on how to set up
> manually triggered tracing. [if you do that then all you need to do is
> to start/stop the trace - the kernel will do a maximum search and will
> record the longest delay between start/stop calls.]

I'll see if I can patch jack to use the new api so I can trigger this
stuff from within jack. That may give us more meaningful results (I'm
seeing traces but some don't have an "origin", they start with a big
offset already, see some below).

Right now it is 12:25 and jack has not reported xruns since 10:43. Go
figure (several jack apps running, top running, and I'm installing and
testing packages as well == network + hard disk, but the load is not
very high in absolute terms).

-- Fernando

[*]

( ardour-10060|#0): new 526 us maximum-latency wakeup.
preemption latency trace v1.1.5 on 2.6.18-3.rt10.0001
--------------------------------------------------------------------
latency: 526 us, #13/13, CPU#0 | (M:rt VP:0, KP:0, SP:1 HP:1 #P:2)
-----------------
| task: ardour-10060 (uid:500 nice:0 policy:1 rt_prio:61)
-----------------

_------=> CPU#
/ _-----=> irqs-off
| / _----=> need-resched
|| / _---=> hardirq/softirq
||| / _--=> preempt-depth
|||| /
||||| delay
cmd pid ||||| time | caller
\ / ||||| \ | /
<idle>-0 0Dnh2 499us : hrtimer_interrupt (8137a917860
ffff8100382c3e98)
<idle>-0 0Dnh2 501us : trace_special_sym (ffffffff8028e5f5 0 0)
<idle>-0 0Dnh3 503us : effective_prio <<...>-14029> (-5 -5)
<idle>-0 0Dnh3 504us : __activate_task <<...>-14029> (-5 1)
<idle>-0 0Dnh3 506us+: try_to_wake_up <<...>-14029> (-5 20)
<idle>-0 0.n.1 511us+: hrtimer_restart_sched_tick (8137a91b5fb 0)
<idle>-0 0Dn.2 514us+: enqueue_hrtimer (8137a9b1d75
ffff8100040691f0)
<idle>-0 0Dn.1 518us+: trace_special_sym (ffffffff8024a548 0 0)
<...>-10060 0D..2 522us : thread_return <<idle>-0> (20 161)
<...>-10060 0D..1 523us+: trace_stop_sched_switched <<...>-10060>
(38 0)
<...>-10060 0...1 526us : thread_return (thread_return)


vim:ft=help
--------

or this one, but this is not long:

( IRQ 18-746 |#1): new 70 us maximum-latency wakeup.
preemption latency trace v1.1.5 on 2.6.18-3.rt10.0001
--------------------------------------------------------------------
latency: 70 us, #19/19, CPU#1 | (M:rt VP:0, KP:0, SP:1 HP:1 #P:2)
-----------------
| task: IRQ 18-746 (uid:0 nice:-5 policy:1 rt_prio:70)
-----------------

_------=> CPU#
/ _-----=> irqs-off
| / _----=> need-resched
|| / _---=> hardirq/softirq
||| / _--=> preempt-depth
|||| /
||||| delay
cmd pid ||||| time | caller
\ / ||||| \ | /
<idle>-0 1Dnh3 1us+: __trace_start_sched_wakeup <<...>-746> (29
1)
<idle>-0 1Dnh3 4us+: trace_special_sym (ffffffff80247e98 0 0)
<idle>-0 1Dnh3 8us+: try_to_wake_up <<...>-746> (170 20)
<idle>-0 1Dnh2 29us+: hrtimer_interrupt (803de15eb1e
ffff81007dfc2160)
<idle>-0 1Dnh1 34us : trace_special_sym (ffffffff8028e5f5 0 0)
<idle>-0 1Dnh2 36us : __activate_task <<...>-22> (101 1)
<idle>-0 1Dnh2 38us+: try_to_wake_up <<...>-22> (101 20)
<idle>-0 1.n.1 41us : hrtimer_restart_sched_tick (803de16a56b 0)
<idle>-0 1Dn.2 43us : enqueue_hrtimer (803de1ff5b2
ffff81000407a3f0)
<idle>-0 1Dn.1 45us+: trace_special_sym (ffffffff8024a548 0 0)
<...>-746 1D..2 50us+: thread_return <<idle>-0> (20 170)
<...>-746 1D.h2 53us : hrtimer_interrupt (803de16b662
ffff8100382c3e98)
<...>-746 1D.h2 55us+: trace_special_sym (ffffffff8028e5f5 0 0)
<...>-746 1D.h3 58us+: effective_prio <<...>-14029> (-5 -5)
<...>-746 1D.h3 60us+: __activate_task <<...>-14029> (-5 2)
<...>-746 1D..1 65us+: trace_stop_sched_switched <<...>-746> (29
1)
<...>-746 1...1 68us : thread_return (thread_return)




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