1. 09 Aug, 2009 3 commits
    • Frederic Weisbecker's avatar
      perf_counter: Fix/complete ftrace event records sampling · f413cdb8
      Frederic Weisbecker authored
      
      
      This patch implements the kernel side support for ftrace event
      record sampling.
      
      A new counter sampling attribute is added:
      
         PERF_SAMPLE_TP_RECORD
      
      which requests ftrace events record sampling. In this case
      if a PERF_TYPE_TRACEPOINT counter is active and a tracepoint
      fires, we emit the tracepoint binary record to the
      perfcounter event buffer, as a sample.
      
      Result, after setting PERF_SAMPLE_TP_RECORD attribute from perf
      record:
      
       perf record -f -F 1 -a -e workqueue:workqueue_execution
       perf report -D
      
       0x21e18 [0x48]: event: 9
       .
       . ... raw event: size 72 bytes
       .  0000:  09 00 00 00 01 00 48 00 d0 c7 00 81 ff ff ff ff  ......H........
       .  0010:  0a 00 00 00 0a 00 00 00 21 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  ........!......
       .  0020:  2b 00 01 02 0a 00 00 00 0a 00 00 00 65 76 65 6e  +...........eve
       .  0030:  74 73 2f 31 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 0a 00 00 00  ts/1...........
       .  0040:  e0 b1 31 81 ff ff ff ff                          .......
      .
      0x21e18 [0x48]: PERF_EVENT_SAMPLE (IP, 1): 10: 0xffffffff8100c7d0 period: 33
      
      The raw ftrace binary record starts at offset 0020.
      
      Translation:
      
       struct trace_entry {
      	type		= 0x2b = 43;
      	flags		= 1;
      	preempt_count	= 2;
      	pid		= 0xa = 10;
      	tgid		= 0xa = 10;
       }
      
       thread_comm = "events/1"
       thread_pid  = 0xa = 10;
       func	    = 0xffffffff8131b1e0 = flush_to_ldisc()
      
      What will come next?
      
       - Userspace support ('perf trace'), 'flight data recorder' mode
         for perf trace, etc.
      
       - The unconditional copy from the profiling callback brings
         some costs however if someone wants no such sampling to
         occur, and needs to be fixed in the future. For that we need
         to have an instant access to the perf counter attribute.
         This is a matter of a flag to add in the struct ftrace_event.
      
       - Take care of the events recursivity! Don't ever try to record
         a lock event for example, it seems some locking is used in
         the profiling fast path and lead to a tracing recursivity.
         That will be fixed using raw spinlock or recursivity
         protection.
      
       - [...]
      
       - Profit! :-)
      Signed-off-by: default avatarFrederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@gmail.com>
      Cc: Li Zefan <lizf@cn.fujitsu.com>
      Cc: Tom Zanussi <tzanussi@gmail.com>
      Cc: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@redhat.com>
      Cc: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl>
      Cc: Mike Galbraith <efault@gmx.de>
      Cc: Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org>
      Cc: Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org>
      Cc: Pekka Enberg <penberg@cs.helsinki.fi>
      Cc: Gabriel Munteanu <eduard.munteanu@linux360.ro>
      Cc: Lai Jiangshan <laijs@cn.fujitsu.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarIngo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
      f413cdb8
    • Peter Zijlstra's avatar
      perf_counter, ftrace: Fix perf_counter integration · 3a659305
      Peter Zijlstra authored
      
      
      Adds possible second part to the assign argument of TP_EVENT().
      
        TP_perf_assign(
      	__perf_count(foo);
      	__perf_addr(bar);
        )
      
      Which, when specified make the swcounter increment with @foo instead
      of the usual 1, and report @bar for PERF_SAMPLE_ADDR (data address
      associated with the event) when this triggers a counter overflow.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarPeter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl>
      Acked-by: default avatarSteven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org>
      Cc: Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@gmail.com>
      Cc: Jason Baron <jbaron@redhat.com>
      Cc: Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarIngo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
      3a659305
    • Ingo Molnar's avatar
      Merge branch 'linus' into tracing/urgent · e3560336
      Ingo Molnar authored
      
      
      Merge reason: Merge up to almost-rc6 to pick up latest perfcounters
                    (on which we'll queue up a dependent fix)
      Signed-off-by: default avatarIngo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
      e3560336
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