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SubjectRe: [PATCH v5 11/15] misc: bcm-vk: add BCM_VK_QSTATS
On Thu, Oct 01, 2020 at 03:12:11PM -0700, Scott Branden wrote:
>
>
> On 2020-09-30 7:33 p.m., Florian Fainelli wrote:
> >
> >
> > On 9/30/2020 6:28 PM, Scott Branden wrote:
> >> Add BCM_VK_QSTATS Kconfig option to allow for enabling debug VK
> >> queue statistics.
> >>
> >> These statistics keep track of max, abs_max, and average for the
> >> messages queues.
> >>
> >> Co-developed-by: Desmond Yan <desmond.yan@broadcom.com>
> >> Signed-off-by: Desmond Yan <desmond.yan@broadcom.com>
> >> Signed-off-by: Scott Branden <scott.branden@broadcom.com>
> >> ---
> >
> > [snip]
> >
> >> +#if defined(CONFIG_BCM_VK_QSTATS)
> >> +    /* clear qstats */
> >> +    for (i = 0; i < VK_MSGQ_MAX_NR; i++) {
> >> +        memset(&vk->to_v_msg_chan.qstats[i].qcnts, 0,
> >> +               sizeof(vk->to_v_msg_chan.qstats[i].qcnts));
> >> +        memset(&vk->to_h_msg_chan.qstats[i].qcnts, 0,
> >> +               sizeof(vk->to_h_msg_chan.qstats[i].qcnts));
> >> +    }
> >> +#endif
> >>       /* clear 4096 bits of bitmap */
> >>       bitmap_clear(vk->bmap, 0, VK_MSG_ID_BITMAP_SIZE);
> >
> > It was not clear from looking at this patch how are the statistics exposed and how does one actually get them?
> The QSTATS, since it is only for debug purpose, it will dump out periodically based on processed_num.
> Nothing fancy as we only compile it in in extreme case for recreating a scenario.
>
> The following is the part:
>
> +       if (++qcnts->cnt >= BCM_VK_QSTATS_ACC_CNT) {
> +               /* log average and clear counters */
> +               dev_info(&vk->pdev->dev,
> +                        "%s[%d]: Max: [%3d/%3d] Acc %d num %d, Aver %d\n",
> +                        tag, qstats->q_num,
> +                        qcnts->max_occ, qcnts->max_abs,
> +                        qcnts->acc_sum,
> +                        qcnts->cnt,
> +                        qcnts->acc_sum / qcnts->cnt);

Ah, that's not ok, don't flood the kernel log for non-error things
please. If you need to "report" stuff, when all is going well, use the
other common interfaces for that.

Again, drivers, when all is working, are quiet.

thanks,

greg k-h

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