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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4 01/17] perf ftrace: select function/function_graph tracer automatically
Hello,

On Fri, Jul 10, 2020 at 10:43 PM Changbin Du <changbin.du@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> The '-g/-G' options have already implied function_graph tracer should be
> used instead of function tracer. So the extra option '--tracer' can be
> killed.
>
> This patch changes the behavior as below:
> - By default, function tracer is used.
> - If '-g' or '-G' option is on, then function_graph tracer is used.
> - The perf configuration item 'ftrace.tracer' is marked as deprecated.
> - The option '--tracer' is marked as deprecated.
>
> Here are some examples.
>
> This will start tracing all functions using function tracer:
> $ sudo perf ftrace
>
> This will trace all functions using function graph tracer:
> $ sudo perf ftrace -G

If you removed the default value, this doesn't work, right?

Thanks
Namhyung

>
> This will trace function vfs_read using function graph tracer:
> $ sudo perf ftrace -G vfs_read
>
> Signed-off-by: Changbin Du <changbin.du@gmail.com>
>
> ---
> v3: remove default '*' for -G/-T.
> ---
> tools/perf/Documentation/perf-config.txt | 5 -----
> tools/perf/Documentation/perf-ftrace.txt | 2 +-
> tools/perf/builtin-ftrace.c | 15 ++++++++++-----
> 3 files changed, 11 insertions(+), 11 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-config.txt b/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-config.txt
> index c7d3df5798e2..a25fee7de3b2 100644
> --- a/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-config.txt
> +++ b/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-config.txt
> @@ -612,11 +612,6 @@ trace.*::
> "libbeauty", the default, to use the same argument beautifiers used in the
> strace-like sys_enter+sys_exit lines.
>
> -ftrace.*::
> - ftrace.tracer::
> - Can be used to select the default tracer. Possible values are
> - 'function' and 'function_graph'.
> -
> llvm.*::
> llvm.clang-path::
> Path to clang. If omit, search it from $PATH.
> diff --git a/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-ftrace.txt b/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-ftrace.txt
> index b80c84307dc9..952e46669168 100644
> --- a/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-ftrace.txt
> +++ b/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-ftrace.txt
> @@ -24,7 +24,7 @@ OPTIONS
>
> -t::
> --tracer=::
> - Tracer to use: function_graph or function.
> + Tracer to use: function_graph or function. This option is deprecated.
>
> -v::
> --verbose=::
> diff --git a/tools/perf/builtin-ftrace.c b/tools/perf/builtin-ftrace.c
> index 2bfc1b0db536..5f53da87040d 100644
> --- a/tools/perf/builtin-ftrace.c
> +++ b/tools/perf/builtin-ftrace.c
> @@ -27,7 +27,6 @@
> #include "util/cap.h"
> #include "util/config.h"
>
> -#define DEFAULT_TRACER "function_graph"
>
> struct perf_ftrace {
> struct evlist *evlist;
> @@ -419,6 +418,7 @@ static int perf_ftrace_config(const char *var, const char *value, void *cb)
> if (strcmp(var, "ftrace.tracer"))
> return -1;
>
> + pr_warning("Configuration ftrace.tracer is deprecated\n");
> if (!strcmp(value, "function_graph") ||
> !strcmp(value, "function")) {
> ftrace->tracer = value;
> @@ -459,7 +459,7 @@ int cmd_ftrace(int argc, const char **argv)
> {
> int ret;
> struct perf_ftrace ftrace = {
> - .tracer = DEFAULT_TRACER,
> + .tracer = "function",
> .target = { .uid = UINT_MAX, },
> };
> const char * const ftrace_usage[] = {
> @@ -469,7 +469,7 @@ int cmd_ftrace(int argc, const char **argv)
> };
> const struct option ftrace_options[] = {
> OPT_STRING('t', "tracer", &ftrace.tracer, "tracer",
> - "tracer to use: function_graph(default) or function"),
> + "tracer to use: function or function_graph (This option is deprecated)"),
> OPT_STRING('p', "pid", &ftrace.target.pid, "pid",
> "trace on existing process id"),
> OPT_INCR('v', "verbose", &verbose,
> @@ -479,11 +479,13 @@ int cmd_ftrace(int argc, const char **argv)
> OPT_STRING('C', "cpu", &ftrace.target.cpu_list, "cpu",
> "list of cpus to monitor"),
> OPT_CALLBACK('T', "trace-funcs", &ftrace.filters, "func",
> - "trace given functions only", parse_filter_func),
> + "trace given functions using function tracer",
> + parse_filter_func),
> OPT_CALLBACK('N', "notrace-funcs", &ftrace.notrace, "func",
> "do not trace given functions", parse_filter_func),
> OPT_CALLBACK('G', "graph-funcs", &ftrace.graph_funcs, "func",
> - "Set graph filter on given functions", parse_filter_func),
> + "trace given functions using function_graph tracer",
> + parse_filter_func),
> OPT_CALLBACK('g', "nograph-funcs", &ftrace.nograph_funcs, "func",
> "Set nograph filter on given functions", parse_filter_func),
> OPT_INTEGER('D', "graph-depth", &ftrace.graph_depth,
> @@ -505,6 +507,9 @@ int cmd_ftrace(int argc, const char **argv)
> if (!argc && target__none(&ftrace.target))
> ftrace.target.system_wide = true;
>
> + if (!list_empty(&ftrace.graph_funcs) || !list_empty(&ftrace.nograph_funcs))
> + ftrace.tracer = "function_graph";
> +
> ret = target__validate(&ftrace.target);
> if (ret) {
> char errbuf[512];
> --
> 2.25.1
>

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