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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 2/3] perf cs-etm: Remove callback cs_etm_find_snapshot()
On Thu, Jul 01, 2021 at 01:25:14PM -0300, Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo wrote:
> Em Thu, Jul 01, 2021 at 05:35:36PM +0800, Leo Yan escreveu:
> > The callback cs_etm_find_snapshot() is invoked for snapshot mode, its
> > main purpose is to find the correct AUX trace data and returns "head"
> > and "old" (we can call "old" as "old head") to the caller, the caller
> > __auxtrace_mmap__read() uses these two pointers to decide the AUX trace
> > data size.
> >
> > This patch removes cs_etm_find_snapshot() with below reasons:
> >
> > - The first thing in cs_etm_find_snapshot() is to check if the head has
> > wrapped around, if it is not, directly bails out. The checking is
> > pointless, this is because the "head" and "old" pointers both are
> > monotonical increasing so they never wrap around.
> >
> > - cs_etm_find_snapshot() adjusts the "head" and "old" pointers and
> > assumes the AUX ring buffer is fully filled with the hardware trace
> > data, so it always subtracts the difference "mm->len" from "head" to
> > get "old". Let's imagine the snapshot is taken in very short
> > interval, the tracers only fill a small chunk of the trace data into
> > the AUX ring buffer, in this case, it's wrongly to copy the whole the
> > AUX ring buffer to perf file.
> >
> > - As the "head" and "old" pointers are monotonically increased, the
> > function __auxtrace_mmap__read() handles these two pointers properly.
> > It calculates the reminders for these two pointers, and the size is
> > clamped to be never more than "snapshot_size". We can simply reply on
> > the function __auxtrace_mmap__read() to calculate the correct result
> > for data copying, it's not necessary to add Arm CoreSight specific
> > callback.
>
> Thanks, applied.

Thanks a lot for picking up the patch, Arnaldo!

Hi Mathieu, I supposed to get your review before merging; since
Arnaldo moves quickly, if you want me to follow up anything relevant
to this change, please let me know. Thanks!

Leo

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