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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH v3 1/5] irq: add tracepoint to softirq_raise
On Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 09:45:31AM +0900, Koki Sanagi wrote:
> From: Lai Jiangshan <laijs@cn.fujitsu.com>
>
> Add a tracepoint for tracing when softirq action is raised.
>
> It and the existed tracepoints complete softirq's tracepoints:
> softirq_raise, softirq_entry and softirq_exit.
>
> And when this tracepoint is used in combination with
> the softirq_entry tracepoint we can determine
> the softirq raise latency.
>
> Signed-off-by: Lai Jiangshan <laijs@cn.fujitsu.com>
> Acked-by: Mathieu Desnoyers <mathieu.desnoyers@polymtl.ca>
> Acked-by: Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@gmail.com>
>
> [ factorize softirq events with DECLARE_EVENT_CLASS ]
> Signed-off-by: Koki Sanagi <sanagi.koki@jp.fujitsu.com>
> ---
> include/linux/interrupt.h | 8 +++++-
> include/trace/events/irq.h | 57 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++-----------------
> kernel/softirq.c | 4 +-
> 3 files changed, 43 insertions(+), 26 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/include/linux/interrupt.h b/include/linux/interrupt.h
> index c233113..1cb5726 100644
> --- a/include/linux/interrupt.h
> +++ b/include/linux/interrupt.h
> @@ -18,6 +18,7 @@
> #include <asm/atomic.h>
> #include <asm/ptrace.h>
> #include <asm/system.h>
> +#include <trace/events/irq.h>
>
> /*
> * These correspond to the IORESOURCE_IRQ_* defines in
> @@ -402,7 +403,12 @@ asmlinkage void do_softirq(void);
> asmlinkage void __do_softirq(void);
> extern void open_softirq(int nr, void (*action)(struct softirq_action *));
> extern void softirq_init(void);
> -#define __raise_softirq_irqoff(nr) do { or_softirq_pending(1UL << (nr)); } while (0)
> +static inline void __raise_softirq_irqoff(unsigned int nr)
> +{
> + trace_softirq_raise(nr);
> + or_softirq_pending(1UL << nr);
> +}
> +
We already have tracepoints in irq_enter and irq_exit. If the goal here is to
detect latency during packet processing, cant the delta in time between those
two points be used to determine interrupt handling latency?


> extern void raise_softirq_irqoff(unsigned int nr);
> extern void raise_softirq(unsigned int nr);
> extern void wakeup_softirqd(void);
> diff --git a/include/trace/events/irq.h b/include/trace/events/irq.h
> index 0e4cfb6..717744c 100644
> --- a/include/trace/events/irq.h
> +++ b/include/trace/events/irq.h
> @@ -5,7 +5,9 @@
> #define _TRACE_IRQ_H
>
> #include <linux/tracepoint.h>
> -#include <linux/interrupt.h>
> +
> +struct irqaction;
> +struct softirq_action;
>
> #define softirq_name(sirq) { sirq##_SOFTIRQ, #sirq }
> #define show_softirq_name(val) \
> @@ -84,56 +86,65 @@ TRACE_EVENT(irq_handler_exit,
>
> DECLARE_EVENT_CLASS(softirq,
>
> - TP_PROTO(struct softirq_action *h, struct softirq_action *vec),
> + TP_PROTO(unsigned int nr),
>
> - TP_ARGS(h, vec),
> + TP_ARGS(nr),
>
> TP_STRUCT__entry(
> - __field( int, vec )
> + __field( unsigned int, vec )
> ),
>
> TP_fast_assign(
> - __entry->vec = (int)(h - vec);
> + __entry->vec = nr;
> ),
>
> TP_printk("vec=%d [action=%s]", __entry->vec,
> - show_softirq_name(__entry->vec))
> + show_softirq_name(__entry->vec))
> +);
> +
> +/**
> + * softirq_raise - called immediately when a softirq is raised
> + * @nr: softirq vector number
> + *
> + * Tracepoint for tracing when softirq action is raised.
> + * Also, when used in combination with the softirq_entry tracepoint
> + * we can determine the softirq raise latency.
> + */
> +DEFINE_EVENT(softirq, softirq_raise,
> +
> + TP_PROTO(unsigned int nr),
> +
> + TP_ARGS(nr)
> );
>
> /**
> * softirq_entry - called immediately before the softirq handler
> - * @h: pointer to struct softirq_action
> - * @vec: pointer to first struct softirq_action in softirq_vec array
> + * @nr: softirq vector number
> *
> - * The @h parameter, contains a pointer to the struct softirq_action
> - * which has a pointer to the action handler that is called. By subtracting
> - * the @vec pointer from the @h pointer, we can determine the softirq
> - * number. Also, when used in combination with the softirq_exit tracepoint
> + * Tracepoint for tracing when softirq action starts.
> + * Also, when used in combination with the softirq_exit tracepoint
> * we can determine the softirq latency.
> */
> DEFINE_EVENT(softirq, softirq_entry,
>
> - TP_PROTO(struct softirq_action *h, struct softirq_action *vec),
> + TP_PROTO(unsigned int nr),
>
> - TP_ARGS(h, vec)
> + TP_ARGS(nr)
> );
>
> /**
> * softirq_exit - called immediately after the softirq handler returns
> - * @h: pointer to struct softirq_action
> - * @vec: pointer to first struct softirq_action in softirq_vec array
> + * @nr: softirq vector number
> *
> - * The @h parameter contains a pointer to the struct softirq_action
> - * that has handled the softirq. By subtracting the @vec pointer from
> - * the @h pointer, we can determine the softirq number. Also, when used in
> - * combination with the softirq_entry tracepoint we can determine the softirq
> - * latency.
> + * Tracepoint for tracing when softirq action ends.
> + * Also, when used in combination with the softirq_entry tracepoint
> + * we can determine the softirq latency.
> */
> DEFINE_EVENT(softirq, softirq_exit,
>
> - TP_PROTO(struct softirq_action *h, struct softirq_action *vec),
> + TP_PROTO(unsigned int nr),
>
> - TP_ARGS(h, vec)
> + TP_ARGS(nr)
> );
>
> #endif /* _TRACE_IRQ_H */
> diff --git a/kernel/softirq.c b/kernel/softirq.c
> index 825e112..6790599 100644
> --- a/kernel/softirq.c
> +++ b/kernel/softirq.c
> @@ -215,9 +215,9 @@ restart:
> int prev_count = preempt_count();
> kstat_incr_softirqs_this_cpu(h - softirq_vec);
>
> - trace_softirq_entry(h, softirq_vec);
> + trace_softirq_entry(h - softirq_vec);
> h->action(h);
> - trace_softirq_exit(h, softirq_vec);
> + trace_softirq_exit(h - softirq_vec);

You're loosing information here by reducing the numbers of parameters in this
tracepoint. How many other tracepoint scripts rely on having both pointers
handy? Why not just do the pointer math inside your tracehook instead?

> if (unlikely(prev_count != preempt_count())) {
> printk(KERN_ERR "huh, entered softirq %td %s %p"
> "with preempt_count %08x,"
>
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