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SubjectRe: [PATCH 07/15 V3] perf, c2c: Add in sort on physid
On Wed, Apr 09, 2014 at 10:30:56AM +0900, Namhyung Kim wrote:
> On Tue, 8 Apr 2014 10:17:58 -0400, Don Zickus wrote:
> > On Tue, Apr 08, 2014 at 04:56:25PM +0900, Namhyung Kim wrote:
> >> On Mon, 24 Mar 2014 15:36:58 -0400, Don Zickus wrote:
> >> > +static int perf_c2c__init(struct perf_c2c *c2c)
> >> > +{
> >> > + sort__mode = SORT_MODE__PHYSID;
> >> > + sort__wants_unique = 1;
> >> > + sort_order = "daddr,iaddr,pid,tid";
> >>
> >> Where are the SORT_MODE__PHYSID, sort__wants_unique and "daddr", "iaddr"
> >> sort keys defined?
> >
> > In a previous patchset that enables the mmap2 interface.
>
> Ah, missed that.. will look at it soon.
>
> >
> >>
> >> Also, more importantly, I think the sort order should contain at least
> >> "mem" and "snoop" keys to group samples based on the exact hitm
> >> information.
> >
> > I can look into it, but after iaddr, pid and tid, sorting on snoop doesn't
> > really change anything if I recall. The hitms are scattered across iaddr.
>
> But it doesn't guarantee that all hitms are scattered, right? Also if
> it's the case I guess adding more sort keys are not harmful since they
> don't even have a chance to test.
>
> I think you can check hist_entry->stat.nr_events always being 1.
>
> >
> >>
> >> In my understanding, if two samples are captured at exactly same
> >> position with a same data access but different hitm info, they cannot be
> >> classified and just use the hitm info of first entry.
> >
> > Why? If the first hitm access was local and the second one remote,
> > doesn't that indicate the accessed data is being pulled onto different
> > nodes?
>
> But "hist_entry" won't have the information after calling
> __hists__add__entry() called unless it has 'mem' and 'snoop' sort keys.
> Since two samples have same daddr, iaddr, pid and tid, it'd think those
> two samples are same and then add stats of second one to the first and
> finally discard the second. So first one will have a double weight for
> the local hitm case only.
>
> This is the case what I worry about. Am I missing something?

My patch 6/6 of the enable mmap2 support. :-) It specifically forces all
the data to remain separate to avoid this issue. We couldn't have the
data merged because it messed up our stats.

Cheers,
Don


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