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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH v5 09/10] thermal: add trace events to the power allocator governor
On Thu, 10 Jul 2014 17:20:14 +0100
"Javi Merino" <javi.merino@arm.com> wrote:


> >
> > How many CPUs are you saving load_cpu on? A trace event can't be bigger
> > than a page. And the data is actually a little less than that with the
> > required headers.
>
> The biggest system I've tested it on is an 8 cpu system (with
> NR_CPUS==8). So yes, small and we haven't seen any issues.
>
> Are you saying that we are siphoning too much data through ftrace? He
> find it really valuable to collect information during run and process
> it afterwards but I can see how this may not be feasible for systems
> with thousands of cpus.

Only too much for a single event. Perhaps have the tracepoint post per
CPU? Then you wouldn't need that array.

-- Steve


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