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SubjectRe: [RFC/PATCHSET 00/15] perf report: Add support to accumulate hist periods
Hi Arun and Peter,

On Mon, 29 Oct 2012 14:36:01 -0700, Arun Sharma wrote:
> On 10/29/12 12:08 PM, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
>> Right, so I tried this and I would expect the callchains to be inverted
>> too, so that when I expand say 'c' I would see that 'c' calls 'b' for
>> 100% which calls 'a' for 100%.
>> Instead I get the regular callchains, expanding 'c' gives me main calls
>> it for 100%.
>> Adding -G (invert callchains) doesn't make it better, in that case, when
>> I expand 'c' we start at '__libc_start_main' instead of 'c'.
>> Is there anything I'm missing?
> Sounds like a reasonable expectation.
> I tested mainly:
> perf report --cumulate -g graph,100,callee
> to find the functions with a large amount of CPU time underneath. Then
> examined the callgraph without --cumulate. But yeah - it'd be nice to
> be able to do both in a single invocation.

Yes, the callchain part needs to be improved. Peter's idea indeed looks
good to me too.

But before doing that, I'd like to get an agreement on how to
design/implement this feature.

Sorry to Frederic (and Stephane), I'm bothering you multiple times with
this but I didn't get what you want exactly. IIUC you don't want to
have --cumulate option but to share branch sampling code to implement
it, right?

But the branch sampling output looks not fit to --cumulate usage IMHO.
Could you give me an advice?

> Also, when callgraphs are displayed, the percentages are off (>
> 100%). Namhyung probably needs to use he->stat_acc->period in a few
> places as the denominator instead of he->period.

I will look into it later.


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