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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH 4/6] relay: add relay_reserve_cpu()
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On Tue, 2007-07-03 at 23:17 -0400, Mathieu Desnoyers wrote:
> * Tom Zanussi (zanussi@us.ibm.com) wrote:
> > This patch adds the ability to explicitly specify the per-cpu buffer
> > to reserve space in. Needed for early DTI tracing.
> >
>
> This should come with the ability to tell relay where the already
> allocated static buffers are. Can you tell me a little more on why the
> standard relay_reserve would not do the job? Is smp_processor_id() not
> ready to output a sensible CPU id yet ?
>

In the case of early tracing, the DTI code uses a global buffer and
saves the cpuid along with each event. Later, when the relay channel is
available, the relogging code wants to put each event in the appropriate
per-cpu relay buffer. The standard relay_reserve() always uses the
current cpuid, rather than the cpuid attached to the event, which is not
what we want. relay_reserve_cpu() simply allows a cpuid other than the
current one to be used.

Tom




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