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Subject[PATCH 6/6] perf record: Create events initially disabled and enable after init
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From: David Ahern <dsahern@gmail.com>

perf-record currently creates events enabled. When doing a system wide
collection (-a arg) this causes data collection for perf's
initialization activities -- eg., perf_event__synthesize_threads().

For some events (e.g., context switch S/W event or tracepoints like
syscalls) perf's initialization causes a lot of events to be captured
frequently generating "Check IO/CPU overload!" warnings on larger
systems (e.g., 2 socket, quad core, hyperthreading).

perf's initialization phase can be skipped by creating events
disabled and then enabling them once the initialization is done.

Cc: Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@gmail.com>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Cc: Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/1314289075-14706-1-git-send-email-dsahern@gmail.com
Signed-off-by: David Ahern <dsahern@gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@redhat.com>
---
tools/perf/builtin-record.c | 3 +++
tools/perf/util/evlist.c | 13 +++++++++++++
tools/perf/util/evlist.h | 1 +
3 files changed, 17 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
diff --git a/tools/perf/builtin-record.c b/tools/perf/builtin-record.c
index 6b0519f..f4c3fbe 100644
--- a/tools/perf/builtin-record.c
+++ b/tools/perf/builtin-record.c
@@ -161,6 +161,7 @@ static void config_attr(struct perf_evsel *evsel, struct perf_evlist *evlist)
struct perf_event_attr *attr = &evsel->attr;
int track = !evsel->idx; /* only the first counter needs these */

+ attr->disabled = 1;
attr->inherit = !no_inherit;
attr->read_format = PERF_FORMAT_TOTAL_TIME_ENABLED |
PERF_FORMAT_TOTAL_TIME_RUNNING |
@@ -671,6 +672,8 @@ static int __cmd_record(int argc, const char **argv)
}
}

+ perf_evlist__enable(evsel_list);
+
/*
* Let the child rip
*/
diff --git a/tools/perf/util/evlist.c b/tools/perf/util/evlist.c
index c12bd47..72e9f48 100644
--- a/tools/perf/util/evlist.c
+++ b/tools/perf/util/evlist.c
@@ -113,6 +113,19 @@ void perf_evlist__disable(struct perf_evlist *evlist)
}
}

+void perf_evlist__enable(struct perf_evlist *evlist)
+{
+ int cpu, thread;
+ struct perf_evsel *pos;
+
+ for (cpu = 0; cpu < evlist->cpus->nr; cpu++) {
+ list_for_each_entry(pos, &evlist->entries, node) {
+ for (thread = 0; thread < evlist->threads->nr; thread++)
+ ioctl(FD(pos, cpu, thread), PERF_EVENT_IOC_ENABLE);
+ }
+ }
+}
+
int perf_evlist__alloc_pollfd(struct perf_evlist *evlist)
{
int nfds = evlist->cpus->nr * evlist->threads->nr * evlist->nr_entries;
diff --git a/tools/perf/util/evlist.h b/tools/perf/util/evlist.h
index ce85ae9..f349150 100644
--- a/tools/perf/util/evlist.h
+++ b/tools/perf/util/evlist.h
@@ -54,6 +54,7 @@ int perf_evlist__mmap(struct perf_evlist *evlist, int pages, bool overwrite);
void perf_evlist__munmap(struct perf_evlist *evlist);

void perf_evlist__disable(struct perf_evlist *evlist);
+void perf_evlist__enable(struct perf_evlist *evlist);

static inline void perf_evlist__set_maps(struct perf_evlist *evlist,
struct cpu_map *cpus,
--
1.6.2.5


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