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SubjectRe: [PATCH v11 2/3]: perf record: enable asynchronous trace writing
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Hi,
On 08.10.2018 15:53, Jiri Olsa wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 08, 2018 at 03:24:31PM +0300, Alexey Budankov wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> On 08.10.2018 13:52, Jiri Olsa wrote:
>>> On Mon, Oct 08, 2018 at 09:17:11AM +0300, Alexey Budankov wrote:
>> <SNIP>
>>>> +#ifdef HAVE_AIO_SUPPORT
>>>> + off = lseek(trace_fd, 0, SEEK_CUR);
>>>> +#endif
>>>
>>> I'm still little puzzled why we need to do this,
>>> when the aio write takes the offset value, but
>>
>> pwrite() syscall [1] which is the base for aio_write() doesn't
>> advance file pos value so it requires to be calculated and
>> updated by callers of aio_write() API.
>
> ok, so aio_write does not need the offset to be updated,
> who needs it then?

aio_write() needs this offset as an input parameter.
aio_write() gets offset as a part of cblock object.
Adjacent aio_write() records should not overlap in the trace file so
off value is incremented by size in every loop iteration after
successful aio_write() call.

Thanks,
Alexey

>
> jirka
>

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