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SubjectRe: [PATCH] perf record: Add support to collect callchains from kernel or user space only.
On Thu, Jun 06, 2019 at 11:26:44AM -0300, Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo wrote:
> Em Thu, May 30, 2019 at 02:29:22PM +0100, ufo19890607 escreveu:
> > From: yuzhoujian <yuzhoujian@didichuxing.com>
> >
> > One can just record callchains in the kernel or user space with
> > this new options. We can use it together with "--all-kernel" options.
> > This two options is used just like print_stack(sys) or print_ustack(usr)
> > for systemtap.
> >
> > Show below is the usage of this new option combined with "--all-kernel"
> > options.
> > 1. Configure all used events to run in kernel space and just
> > collect kernel callchains.
> > $ perf record -a -g --all-kernel --kernel-callchains
> > 2. Configure all used events to run in kernel space and just
> > collect user callchains.
> > $ perf record -a -g --all-kernel --user-callchains
> >
> > Signed-off-by: yuzhoujian <yuzhoujian@didichuxing.com>
> > ---
> > tools/perf/Documentation/perf-record.txt | 6 ++++++
> > tools/perf/builtin-record.c | 4 ++++
> > tools/perf/perf.h | 2 ++
> > tools/perf/util/evsel.c | 4 ++++
> > 4 files changed, 16 insertions(+)
> >
> > diff --git a/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-record.txt b/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-record.txt
> > index de269430720a..b647eb3db0c6 100644
> > --- a/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-record.txt
> > +++ b/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-record.txt
> > @@ -490,6 +490,12 @@ Configure all used events to run in kernel space.
> > --all-user::
> > Configure all used events to run in user space.
> >
> > +--kernel-callchains::
> > +Collect callchains from kernel space.
>
> Ok, changing this to:
>
> Collect callchains only from kernel space. I.e. this option sets
> perf_event_attr.exclude_callchain_user to 1,
> perf_event_attr.exclude_callchain_kernel to 0.
>
> > +
> > +--user-callchains::
> > +Collect callchains from user space.
>
> And this one to:
> Collect callchains only from user space. I.e. this option sets
>
> perf_event_attr.exclude_callchain_kernel to 1,
> perf_event_attr.exclude_callchain_user to 0.
>
>
> So that the user don't try using:
>
> pref record --user-callchains --kernel-callchains
>
> expecting to get both user and kernel callchains and instead gets
> nothing.

good catch.. we should add the logic to keep both (default)
in this case.. so do nothing ;-)

jirka

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