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SubjectRe: [PATCH 05/12] perf top: Moving lost events warning to helpline
On Tue, Nov 20, 2018 at 11:04:21AM +0900, Namhyung Kim wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 19, 2018 at 01:20:09PM +0100, Jiri Olsa wrote:
> > We can't display the UI box saying that we are slow in reader
> > thread. That will make perf top even slower and user even more
> > angry ;-)
> >
> > Moving the UI box message out of the reader thread into UI thread
> > and changing it into helpline, so there's no 'press any key'
> > necessary.
> >
> > Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/n/tip-0rpmmt3omlait889ewp1cl61@git.kernel.org
> > Signed-off-by: Jiri Olsa <jolsa@kernel.org>
> > ---
> > tools/perf/builtin-top.c | 16 +++++-----------
> > 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 11 deletions(-)
> >
> > diff --git a/tools/perf/builtin-top.c b/tools/perf/builtin-top.c
> > index 047e99de09f3..1d77aa7650da 100644
> > --- a/tools/perf/builtin-top.c
> > +++ b/tools/perf/builtin-top.c
> > @@ -553,8 +553,6 @@ static void perf_top__sort_new_samples(void *arg)
> > struct perf_evsel *evsel = t->sym_evsel;
> > struct hists *hists;
> >
> > - perf_top__reset_sample_counters(t);
> > -
> > if (t->evlist->selected != NULL)
> > t->sym_evsel = t->evlist->selected;
> >
> > @@ -571,6 +569,11 @@ static void perf_top__sort_new_samples(void *arg)
> >
> > hists__collapse_resort(hists, NULL);
> > perf_evsel__output_resort(evsel, NULL);
> > +
> > + if (t->lost)
> > + ui_helpline__fpush("Too slow to read ring buffer (change period (-c/-F) or limit CPUs (-C)\n");
>
> In general, ui_helpline__[f]push() requires corresponding __pop()
> which handles timeout logic (or something can dismiss the message).
> The ui_helpline__show() is to show the message and overwrite the old
> one.
>
> But we don't use it strictly and I think just pr_err() or pr_warning()
> is ok here (which call ui_helpline__show() internally).
>
> Anyway, I found that tui_helpline__push() should use ui__lock.
> Otherwise it could race with display thread and break rendering.
> A bug from the beginning but no one reported... :)
>
> Thanks,
> Namhyung
>
>
> From a5c3a0c88b9d13fedc65b61a45d99fc3abef0089 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
> From: Namhyung Kim <namhyung@kernel.org>
> Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2018 10:56:03 +0900
> Subject: [PATCH] perf ui/tui: Fix possible UI rendering breakage
>
> The tui_helpline__push() should acquire/release the ui__lock when it
> deals with screen setting. Otherwise it could race with display thread
> and screen rendering would not be handled properly.
>
> Fixes: e6e904687949 ("perf ui: Introduce struct ui_helpline")
> Signed-off-by: Namhyung Kim <namhyung@kernel.org>
> ---
> tools/perf/ui/tui/helpline.c | 2 ++
> 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+)
>
> diff --git a/tools/perf/ui/tui/helpline.c b/tools/perf/ui/tui/helpline.c
> index 4ca799aadb4e..ff38b997f457 100644
> --- a/tools/perf/ui/tui/helpline.c
> +++ b/tools/perf/ui/tui/helpline.c
> @@ -20,11 +20,13 @@ static void tui_helpline__push(const char *msg)
> {
> const size_t sz = sizeof(ui_helpline__current);
>
> + pthread_mutex_lock(&ui__lock);

hum, I haven't tested but in ui_browser__show there's
ui_helpline__push call under locked ui__lock

jirka

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