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SubjectRe: [PATCH v11 2/3]: perf record: enable asynchronous trace writing
On Mon, Oct 08, 2018 at 05:42:18PM +0300, Alexey Budankov wrote:
> 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.

yes, it's an 'arg' to aio_write syscall

> 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.

but does the aio_write need the lseek 'set' call? if not, we could
keep the 'offset' value within perf (like in the struct perf_data_file
or struct record) without any need to call lseek

jirka

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