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SubjectRe: [PATCH perf/core v11 07/20] perf probe: Add --cache option to cache the probe definitions
On Thu, 16 Jun 2016 11:29:06 -0300
Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@kernel.org> wrote:

> Em Thu, Jun 16, 2016 at 06:38:30AM +0900, Masami Hiramatsu escreveu:
> > On Wed, 15 Jun 2016 14:38:59 -0300
> > Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@kernel.org> wrote:
> >
> > > Em Wed, Jun 15, 2016 at 12:28:40PM +0900, Masami Hiramatsu escreveu:
> > > > From: Masami Hiramatsu <masami.hiramatsu.pt@hitachi.com>
> > > >
> > > > Add --cache option to cache the probe definitions. This
> > > > just saves the result of the dwarf analysis to probe cache.
> > >
> > > So, I applied up to this patch and will test build and send to Ingo
> > > today, but from this point on I think you should provide usage examples,
> > > i.e. use the options introduced, showing what effects it has on
> > > the cache, etc.
> >
> > Hmm, OK, I'll add that on perf-probe.txt, but anyway, unless [8/23]
> > perf probe just write events in cache files, but not reuse (read)
> > the cache entries. IOW, it would be just a waste of disk space....
>
> This is just to ease reviewing, sometimes the way patch authors describe
> their changes is not clear enough, so seeing what the tool does with the
> patch applied helps in reviewing, that is all.

Ah, I see. So I'll add an example result of the patch.

Thanks!


>
> - Arnaldo
>
> > Thank you,
> >
> > >
> > > - Arnaldo
> > >
> > > > Signed-off-by: Masami Hiramatsu <masami.hiramatsu.pt@hitachi.com>
> > > > Signed-off-by: Masami Hiramatsu <mhiramat@kernel.org>
> > > > ---
> > > > Changes in v11:
> > > > - Check failure of probe_cache operations and warn it.
> > > > Changes in v10:
> > > > - Split into 5 subpatches.
> > > > Changes in v6:
> > > > - Remove unneeded O_APPEND from open(). (Thanks Namhyung!)
> > > > - Fix to check the return value of probe_cache_entry__new and strdup.(ditto)
> > > > Changes in v5:
> > > > - Move probe_cache* definitions. (code cleanup)
> > > >
> > > > Changes in v4:
> > > > - Remove cache saving failure message.
> > > > ---
> > > > tools/perf/Documentation/perf-probe.txt | 4 ++++
> > > > tools/perf/builtin-probe.c | 1 +
> > > > tools/perf/util/probe-event.c | 9 +++++++++
> > > > tools/perf/util/probe-event.h | 1 +
> > > > 4 files changed, 15 insertions(+)
> > > >
> > > > diff --git a/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-probe.txt b/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-probe.txt
> > > > index 3a8a9ba..947db6f 100644
> > > > --- a/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-probe.txt
> > > > +++ b/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-probe.txt
> > > > @@ -109,6 +109,10 @@ OPTIONS
> > > > Dry run. With this option, --add and --del doesn't execute actual
> > > > adding and removal operations.
> > > >
> > > > +--cache::
> > > > + Cache the probes (with --add option). Any events which successfully added
> > > > + are also stored in the cache file.
> > > > +
> > > > --max-probes=NUM::
> > > > Set the maximum number of probe points for an event. Default is 128.
> > > >
> > > > diff --git a/tools/perf/builtin-probe.c b/tools/perf/builtin-probe.c
> > > > index 9af859b..6d7ab431 100644
> > > > --- a/tools/perf/builtin-probe.c
> > > > +++ b/tools/perf/builtin-probe.c
> > > > @@ -512,6 +512,7 @@ __cmd_probe(int argc, const char **argv, const char *prefix __maybe_unused)
> > > > "Enable symbol demangling"),
> > > > OPT_BOOLEAN(0, "demangle-kernel", &symbol_conf.demangle_kernel,
> > > > "Enable kernel symbol demangling"),
> > > > + OPT_BOOLEAN(0, "cache", &probe_conf.cache, "Manipulate probe cache"),
> > > > OPT_END()
> > > > };
> > > > int ret;
> > > > diff --git a/tools/perf/util/probe-event.c b/tools/perf/util/probe-event.c
> > > > index cbc8a8b..084756c 100644
> > > > --- a/tools/perf/util/probe-event.c
> > > > +++ b/tools/perf/util/probe-event.c
> > > > @@ -2514,6 +2514,7 @@ static int __add_probe_trace_events(struct perf_probe_event *pev,
> > > > {
> > > > int i, fd, ret;
> > > > struct probe_trace_event *tev = NULL;
> > > > + struct probe_cache *cache = NULL;
> > > > struct strlist *namelist;
> > > >
> > > > fd = probe_file__open(PF_FL_RW | (pev->uprobes ? PF_FL_UPROBE : 0));
> > > > @@ -2555,6 +2556,14 @@ static int __add_probe_trace_events(struct perf_probe_event *pev,
> > > > }
> > > > if (ret == -EINVAL && pev->uprobes)
> > > > warn_uprobe_event_compat(tev);
> > > > + if (ret == 0 && probe_conf.cache) {
> > > > + cache = probe_cache__new(pev->target);
> > > > + if (!cache ||
> > > > + probe_cache__add_entry(cache, pev, tevs, ntevs) < 0 ||
> > > > + probe_cache__commit(cache) < 0)
> > > > + pr_warning("Failed to add event to probe cache\n");
> > > > + probe_cache__delete(cache);
> > > > + }
> > > >
> > > > strlist__delete(namelist);
> > > > close_out:
> > > > diff --git a/tools/perf/util/probe-event.h b/tools/perf/util/probe-event.h
> > > > index 0b024ba..432b690 100644
> > > > --- a/tools/perf/util/probe-event.h
> > > > +++ b/tools/perf/util/probe-event.h
> > > > @@ -12,6 +12,7 @@ struct probe_conf {
> > > > bool show_location_range;
> > > > bool force_add;
> > > > bool no_inlines;
> > > > + bool cache;
> > > > int max_probes;
> > > > };
> > > > extern struct probe_conf probe_conf;
> >
> >
> > --
> > Masami Hiramatsu <mhiramat@kernel.org>


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Masami Hiramatsu <mhiramat@kernel.org>

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