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SubjectRe: [PATCH 03/31] perf tools: Introduce dummy evsel
Em Sat, Aug 29, 2015 at 04:21:37AM +0000, Wang Nan escreveu:
> This patch allows linking dummy evsel onto evlist as a placeholder. It
> is for following patch which allows passing BPF object using '--event
> object.o'.

Summary: this patch ended up adding too many subtle clever tricks to
achieve what it needs to accomplish, please try to clearly describe the
problem, then describe how you implemented it.

> Doesn't link other event selectors, if passing a BPF object file to
> '--event', nothing is linked onto evlist.

-ENOPARSE, can you rewrite the above sentence?

You mean you will segregate the events that related to eBPF to process
them in a separate step? Like, for instance, putting them in a separate
evlist or perhaps flipping a bit like: evsel->process_me_later = true
and then avoid those and process them at some later stage?

> Instead, events described in BPF object file are probed and linked in
> a delayed manner because we want do all probing work together.
> Therefore, evsel for events in BPF object would be linked at the end
> of evlist. Which causes a small problem that, if passing '--filter'
> setting after object file, the filter option won't be correctly
> applied to those events.

> This patch links dummy onto evlist, so following --filter can be
> collected by the dummy evsel. For this reason dummy evsels are set to
> PERF_TYPE_TRACEPOINT.

Looks like a roundabout way of applying the --filter to the eBPF, but I
really need to read the patch then... See more below.

> Due to the possibility of existance of dummy evsel,
> perf_evlist__purge_dummy() must be called right after parse_options().
> This patch adds it to record, top, trace and stat builtin commands.
> Further patch moves it down after real BPF events are processed with.

> Signed-off-by: Wang Nan <wangnan0@huawei.com>
> Cc: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@redhat.com>
> Cc: Alexei Starovoitov <ast@plumgrid.com>
> Cc: Brendan Gregg <brendan.d.gregg@gmail.com>
> Cc: Daniel Borkmann <daniel@iogearbox.net>
> Cc: David Ahern <dsahern@gmail.com>
> Cc: He Kuang <hekuang@huawei.com>
> Cc: Jiri Olsa <jolsa@kernel.org>
> Cc: Kaixu Xia <xiakaixu@huawei.com>
> Cc: Masami Hiramatsu <masami.hiramatsu.pt@hitachi.com>
> Cc: Namhyung Kim <namhyung@kernel.org>
> Cc: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl>
> Cc: Zefan Li <lizefan@huawei.com>
> Cc: pi3orama@163.com
> Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/1440742821-44548-4-git-send-email-wangnan0@huawei.com
> ---
> tools/perf/builtin-record.c | 2 ++
> tools/perf/builtin-stat.c | 1 +
> tools/perf/builtin-top.c | 1 +
> tools/perf/builtin-trace.c | 1 +
> tools/perf/util/evlist.c | 19 +++++++++++++++++++
> tools/perf/util/evlist.h | 1 +
> tools/perf/util/evsel.c | 32 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> tools/perf/util/evsel.h | 6 ++++++
> tools/perf/util/parse-events.c | 25 +++++++++++++++++++++----
> 9 files changed, 84 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/tools/perf/builtin-record.c b/tools/perf/builtin-record.c
> index a660022..81829de 100644
> --- a/tools/perf/builtin-record.c
> +++ b/tools/perf/builtin-record.c
> @@ -1112,6 +1112,8 @@ int cmd_record(int argc, const char **argv, const char *prefix __maybe_unused)
>
> argc = parse_options(argc, argv, record_options, record_usage,
> PARSE_OPT_STOP_AT_NON_OPTION);
> + perf_evlist__purge_dummy(rec->evlist);
> +
> if (!argc && target__none(&rec->opts.target))
> usage_with_options(record_usage, record_options);
>
> diff --git a/tools/perf/builtin-stat.c b/tools/perf/builtin-stat.c
> index 7aa039b..99b62f1 100644
> --- a/tools/perf/builtin-stat.c
> +++ b/tools/perf/builtin-stat.c
> @@ -1208,6 +1208,7 @@ int cmd_stat(int argc, const char **argv, const char *prefix __maybe_unused)
>
> argc = parse_options(argc, argv, options, stat_usage,
> PARSE_OPT_STOP_AT_NON_OPTION);
> + perf_evlist__purge_dummy(evsel_list);
>
> interval = stat_config.interval;
>
> diff --git a/tools/perf/builtin-top.c b/tools/perf/builtin-top.c
> index 8c465c8..246203b 100644
> --- a/tools/perf/builtin-top.c
> +++ b/tools/perf/builtin-top.c
> @@ -1198,6 +1198,7 @@ int cmd_top(int argc, const char **argv, const char *prefix __maybe_unused)
> perf_config(perf_top_config, &top);
>
> argc = parse_options(argc, argv, options, top_usage, 0);
> + perf_evlist__purge_dummy(top.evlist);
> if (argc)
> usage_with_options(top_usage, options);
>
> diff --git a/tools/perf/builtin-trace.c b/tools/perf/builtin-trace.c
> index 4e3abba..57712b9 100644
> --- a/tools/perf/builtin-trace.c
> +++ b/tools/perf/builtin-trace.c
> @@ -3099,6 +3099,7 @@ int cmd_trace(int argc, const char **argv, const char *prefix __maybe_unused)
>
> argc = parse_options_subcommand(argc, argv, trace_options, trace_subcommands,
> trace_usage, PARSE_OPT_STOP_AT_NON_OPTION);
> + perf_evlist__purge_dummy(trace.evlist);
>
> if (trace.trace_pgfaults) {
> trace.opts.sample_address = true;
> diff --git a/tools/perf/util/evlist.c b/tools/perf/util/evlist.c
> index 8d00039..8a4e64d 100644
> --- a/tools/perf/util/evlist.c
> +++ b/tools/perf/util/evlist.c
> @@ -1696,3 +1696,22 @@ void perf_evlist__set_tracking_event(struct perf_evlist *evlist,
>
> tracking_evsel->tracking = true;
> }
> +
> +void perf_evlist__purge_dummy(struct perf_evlist *evlist)

If it remove more than one event, then it should be named accordingly,
either:

perf_evlist__purge_dummies() or perf_evlist__purge_dummy_events().
I would prefer the former.

But we already have a "dummy" event:

[root@zoo linux]# perf stat -e dummy -a sleep 10s

Performance counter stats for 'system wide':

0 dummy

10.003173114 seconds time elapsed

[root@zoo linux]#

It has some specific purpose, but then now, with your patch, we need to
figure out which dummy is which, so I think this needs rethinking.


> +{
> + struct perf_evsel *pos, *n;
> +
> + /*
> + * Remove all dummy events.
> + * During linking, we don't touch anything except link
> + * it into evlist. As a result, we don't
> + * need to adjust evlist->nr_entries during removal.
> + */
> +
> + evlist__for_each_safe(evlist, n, pos) {
> + if (perf_evsel__is_dummy(pos)) {
> + list_del_init(&pos->node);
> + perf_evsel__delete(pos);
> + }
> + }
> +}
> diff --git a/tools/perf/util/evlist.h b/tools/perf/util/evlist.h
> index b39a619..7f15727 100644
> --- a/tools/perf/util/evlist.h
> +++ b/tools/perf/util/evlist.h
> @@ -181,6 +181,7 @@ bool perf_evlist__valid_read_format(struct perf_evlist *evlist);
> void perf_evlist__splice_list_tail(struct perf_evlist *evlist,
> struct list_head *list,
> int nr_entries);
> +void perf_evlist__purge_dummy(struct perf_evlist *evlist);
>
> static inline struct perf_evsel *perf_evlist__first(struct perf_evlist *evlist)
> {
> diff --git a/tools/perf/util/evsel.c b/tools/perf/util/evsel.c
> index bac25f4..01267f4 100644
> --- a/tools/perf/util/evsel.c
> +++ b/tools/perf/util/evsel.c
> @@ -213,6 +213,7 @@ void perf_evsel__init(struct perf_evsel *evsel,
> evsel->sample_size = __perf_evsel__sample_size(attr->sample_type);
> perf_evsel__calc_id_pos(evsel);
> evsel->cmdline_group_boundary = false;
> + evsel->is_dummy = false;
> }
>
> struct perf_evsel *perf_evsel__new_idx(struct perf_event_attr *attr, int idx)
> @@ -225,6 +226,37 @@ struct perf_evsel *perf_evsel__new_idx(struct perf_event_attr *attr, int idx)
> return evsel;
> }
>
> +struct perf_evsel *perf_evsel__new_dummy(const char *name)
> +{
> + struct perf_evsel *evsel = zalloc(perf_evsel__object.size);
> +
> + if (!evsel)
> + return NULL;
> +
> + /*
> + * Don't need call perf_evsel__init() for dummy evsel.
> + * Keep it simple.
> + */
> + evsel->name = strdup(name);
> + if (!evsel->name)
> + goto out_free;
> +
> + INIT_LIST_HEAD(&evsel->node);
> + INIT_LIST_HEAD(&evsel->config_terms);
> +
> + evsel->cmdline_group_boundary = false;
> + /*
> + * Set dummy evsel as TRACEPOINT event so it can collect filter
> + * options.
> + */
> + evsel->attr.type = PERF_TYPE_TRACEPOINT;
> + evsel->is_dummy = true;
> + return evsel;
> +out_free:
> + free(evsel);
> + return NULL;
> +}
> +
> struct perf_evsel *perf_evsel__newtp_idx(const char *sys, const char *name, int idx)
> {
> struct perf_evsel *evsel = zalloc(perf_evsel__object.size);
> diff --git a/tools/perf/util/evsel.h b/tools/perf/util/evsel.h
> index 298e6bb..0b8e47d 100644
> --- a/tools/perf/util/evsel.h
> +++ b/tools/perf/util/evsel.h
> @@ -118,6 +118,7 @@ struct perf_evsel {
> struct perf_evsel *leader;
> char *group_name;
> bool cmdline_group_boundary;
> + bool is_dummy;
> struct list_head config_terms;
> };
>
> @@ -153,6 +154,11 @@ int perf_evsel__object_config(size_t object_size,
> void (*fini)(struct perf_evsel *evsel));
>
> struct perf_evsel *perf_evsel__new_idx(struct perf_event_attr *attr, int idx);
> +struct perf_evsel *perf_evsel__new_dummy(const char *name);
> +static inline bool perf_evsel__is_dummy(struct perf_evsel *evsel)
> +{
> + return evsel->is_dummy;
> +}
>
> static inline struct perf_evsel *perf_evsel__new(struct perf_event_attr *attr)
> {
> diff --git a/tools/perf/util/parse-events.c b/tools/perf/util/parse-events.c
> index 14cd7e3..71d91fb 100644
> --- a/tools/perf/util/parse-events.c
> +++ b/tools/perf/util/parse-events.c
> @@ -1141,7 +1141,7 @@ int parse_events(struct perf_evlist *evlist, const char *str,
> perf_pmu__parse_cleanup();
> if (!ret) {
> int entries = data.idx - evlist->nr_entries;
> - struct perf_evsel *last;
> + struct perf_evsel *last = NULL;
>
> if (!list_empty(&data.list)) {
> last = list_entry(data.list.prev,
> @@ -1149,8 +1149,25 @@ int parse_events(struct perf_evlist *evlist, const char *str,
> last->cmdline_group_boundary = true;
> }
>
> - perf_evlist__splice_list_tail(evlist, &data.list, entries);
> - evlist->nr_groups += data.nr_groups;
> + if (last && perf_evsel__is_dummy(last)) {
> + if (!list_is_singular(&data.list)) {
> + parse_events_evlist_error(&data, 0,
> + "Dummy evsel error: not on a singular list");
> + return -1;
> + }
> + /*
> + * We are introducing a dummy event. Don't touch
> + * anything, just link it.

What is the advantage of "just linking it"? What will we achieve by
that, you told what you want to avoid, i.e. "alerting"
evlist->nr_entries, but why is that important and what is the part you
want to reuse?

> + * Don't use perf_evlist__splice_list_tail() since
> + * it alerts evlist->nr_entries, which affect header
> + * of resulting perf.data.
> + */
> + list_splice_tail(&data.list, &evlist->entries);
> + } else {
> + perf_evlist__splice_list_tail(evlist, &data.list, entries);
> + evlist->nr_groups += data.nr_groups;
> + }
>
> return 0;
> }
> @@ -1256,7 +1273,7 @@ foreach_evsel_in_last_glob(struct perf_evlist *evlist,
> struct perf_evsel *last = NULL;
> int err;
>
> - if (evlist->nr_entries > 0)
> + if (!list_empty(&evlist->entries))

So here is part of that clever trick, i.e. evlist->nr_entries, that so
far we could rely on being the number of evsels in evlist->entries,
can't be trusted for that, argh :-\

> last = perf_evlist__last(evlist);
>
> do {
> --
> 2.1.0


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