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SubjectRe: [RFC] perf record: Add option to print perf_event_open args and return value
On Fri, Nov 08, 2019 at 09:29:49AM +0530, Ravi Bangoria wrote:
> Perf record with verbose=2 already prints this information along with
> whole lot of other traces which requires lot of scrolling. I thought
> to show this information in verbose=1 but I fear that it will be too
> much for level 1. So finally created a new option specifically for
> printing this.
>
> Sample o/p:
> $ ./perf record --peo-args -- ls > /dev/null
> ------------------------------------------------------------
> perf_event_attr:
> size 112
> { sample_period, sample_freq } 4000
> sample_type IP|TID|TIME|PERIOD
> read_format ID
> disabled 1
> inherit 1
> exclude_kernel 1
> mmap 1
> comm 1
> freq 1
> enable_on_exec 1
> task 1
> precise_ip 3
> sample_id_all 1
> exclude_guest 1
> mmap2 1
> comm_exec 1
> ksymbol 1
> bpf_event 1
> ------------------------------------------------------------
> sys_perf_event_open: pid 4308 cpu 0 group_fd -1 flags 0x8 = 4
> sys_perf_event_open: pid 4308 cpu 1 group_fd -1 flags 0x8 = 5
> sys_perf_event_open: pid 4308 cpu 2 group_fd -1 flags 0x8 = 6
> sys_perf_event_open: pid 4308 cpu 3 group_fd -1 flags 0x8 = 8
> sys_perf_event_open: pid 4308 cpu 4 group_fd -1 flags 0x8 = 9
> sys_perf_event_open: pid 4308 cpu 5 group_fd -1 flags 0x8 = 10
> sys_perf_event_open: pid 4308 cpu 6 group_fd -1 flags 0x8 = 11
> sys_perf_event_open: pid 4308 cpu 7 group_fd -1 flags 0x8 = 12
> ------------------------------------------------------------
> perf_event_attr:
> type 1
> size 112
> config 0x9
> watermark 1
> sample_id_all 1
> bpf_event 1
> { wakeup_events, wakeup_watermark } 1
> ------------------------------------------------------------
> sys_perf_event_open: pid -1 cpu 0 group_fd -1 flags 0x8
> sys_perf_event_open failed, error -13
> [ perf record: Woken up 1 times to write data ]
> [ perf record: Captured and wrote 0.002 MB perf.data (9 samples) ]
>
> Signed-off-by: Ravi Bangoria <ravi.bangoria@linux.ibm.com>

right, -vv is already poluted ;-) but we have the perf --debug
option for specific debug:

--debug
Setup debug variable (see list below) in value range (0, 10). Use like: --debug verbose # sets verbose = 1 --debug verbose=2 # sets verbose = 2

List of debug variables allowed to set:
verbose - general debug messages
ordered-events - ordered events object debug messages
data-convert - data convert command debug messages
stderr - write debug output (option -v) to stderr
in browser mode

so I think something like this would fit better:

perf --debug event-open[=X] record ...
perf --debug perf-event-open[=X] record ...

you can have different levels for specific debug output,
also it should also stay part of -vv output

thanks,
jirka

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