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From: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@redhat.com>
To: Alexander Shishkin <alexander.shishkin@linux.intel.com>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl>,
	Ingo Molnar <mingo@redhat.com>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, Will Deacon <will.deacon@arm.com>,
	Adrian Hunter <adrian.hunter@intel.com>,
	Markus Metzger <markus.t.metzger@intel.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] perf: Suppress AUX/OVERWRITE records
Date: Fri, 4 May 2018 12:36:40 -0300	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20180504153640.GC2700@redhat.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20180504153534.GB2700@redhat.com>

Em Fri, May 04, 2018 at 12:35:34PM -0300, Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo escreveu:
> Em Fri, May 04, 2018 at 03:09:59PM +0300, Alexander Shishkin escreveu:
> > On Wed, Apr 04, 2018 at 05:53:23PM +0300, Alexander Shishkin wrote:
> > > It has been pointed out to me many times that it is useful to be able
> > > to switch off AUX records to save the bandwidth for records that actually
> > > matter, for example, in AUX overwrite mode.
> > > 
> > > The usefulness of PERF_RECORD_AUX is in some of its flags, like the
> > > TRUNCATED flag that tells the decoder where exactly gaps in the trace are.
> > > The OVERWRITE flag, on the other hand will be set on every single record
> > > in overwrite mode. However, a PERF_RECORD_AUX[flags=OVERWRITE] is
> > > generated on every target task's sched_out, which over time adds up to
> > > a lot of useless information.
> > > 
> > > If any folks out there have userspace that depends on a constant stream of
> > > OVERWRITE records for a good reason, they'll have to let us know.
> > > 
> > > Signed-off-by: Alexander Shishkin <alexander.shishkin@linux.intel.com>
> > > Cc: Markus Metzger <markus.t.metzger@intel.com>
> > > Cc: Adrian Hunter <adrian.hunter@intel.com>
> > 
> > This one seems to be slipping through the cracks.
> 
> So, did you got Acked-by  or tested-by from anyone?

Yeah, tons of them, I'll pick this up

- Arnaldo

  reply	other threads:[~2018-05-04 15:36 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 15+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2017-11-14 12:30 [PATCH v1 0/4] perf: Allow suppressing useless AUX records Alexander Shishkin
2017-11-14 12:30 ` [PATCH v1 1/4] perf: Allow suppressing " Alexander Shishkin
2017-11-15 12:00   ` Peter Zijlstra
2018-01-15 15:00     ` [PATCH] " Alexander Shishkin
2018-03-29 11:54       ` Peter Zijlstra
2018-03-31  9:35         ` Ingo Molnar
2018-04-03 17:32           ` Will Deacon
2018-04-04 14:53             ` [PATCH v2] perf: Suppress AUX/OVERWRITE records Alexander Shishkin
2018-05-04 12:09               ` Alexander Shishkin
2018-05-04 15:35                 ` Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo
2018-05-04 15:36                   ` Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo [this message]
2018-09-25  9:27               ` [tip:perf/core] " tip-bot for Alexander Shishkin
2017-11-14 12:30 ` [PATCH v1 2/4] tools, perf_event.h: Synchronize Alexander Shishkin
2017-11-14 12:30 ` [PATCH v1 3/4] perf tools: Add 'suppress_aux' attribute bit definition and fallback Alexander Shishkin
2017-11-14 12:30 ` [PATCH v1 4/4] perf intel-pt, intel-bts: Suppress useless AUX records by default Alexander Shishkin

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