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Subject[PATCH perf,bpf 0/5] reveal invisible bpf programs
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Changes RFC -> PATCH v1:

1. In perf-record, poll vip events in a separate thread;
2. Add tag to bpf prog name;
3. Small refactorings.

Original cover letter (with minor revisions):

This is to follow up Alexei's early effort to show bpf programs

https://www.spinics.net/lists/netdev/msg524232.html

In this version, PERF_RECORD_BPF_EVENT is introduced to send real time BPF
load/unload events to user space. In user space, perf-record is modified
to listen to these events (through a dedicated ring buffer) and generate
detailed information about the program (struct bpf_prog_info_event). Then,
perf-report translates these events into proper symbols.

With this set, perf-report will show bpf program as:

18.49% 0.16% test [kernel.vmlinux] [k] ksys_write
18.01% 0.47% test [kernel.vmlinux] [k] vfs_write
17.02% 0.40% test bpf_prog [k] bpf_prog_07367f7ba80df72b_
16.97% 0.10% test [kernel.vmlinux] [k] __vfs_write
16.86% 0.12% test [kernel.vmlinux] [k] comm_write
16.67% 0.39% test [kernel.vmlinux] [k] bpf_probe_read

Note that, the program name is still work in progress, it will be cleaner
with function types in BTF.

Please share your comments on this.

Thanks,
Song

Song Liu (5):
perf, bpf: Introduce PERF_RECORD_BPF_EVENT
perf: sync tools/include/uapi/linux/perf_event.h
perf util: basic handling of PERF_RECORD_BPF_EVENT
perf util: introduce bpf_prog_info_event
perf util: generate bpf_prog_info_event for short living bpf programs

include/linux/perf_event.h | 5 +
include/uapi/linux/perf_event.h | 27 ++-
kernel/bpf/syscall.c | 4 +
kernel/events/core.c | 82 ++++++-
tools/include/uapi/linux/perf_event.h | 27 ++-
tools/perf/builtin-record.c | 91 +++++++-
tools/perf/builtin-report.c | 2 +
tools/perf/util/Build | 2 +
tools/perf/util/bpf-info.c | 305 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++
tools/perf/util/bpf-info.h | 29 +++
tools/perf/util/event.c | 21 ++
tools/perf/util/event.h | 29 +++
tools/perf/util/evlist.c | 58 ++++-
tools/perf/util/evlist.h | 6 +
tools/perf/util/evsel.c | 9 +
tools/perf/util/evsel.h | 3 +
tools/perf/util/machine.c | 10 +
tools/perf/util/machine.h | 2 +
tools/perf/util/session.c | 8 +
tools/perf/util/tool.h | 7 +-
20 files changed, 714 insertions(+), 13 deletions(-)
create mode 100644 tools/perf/util/bpf-info.c
create mode 100644 tools/perf/util/bpf-info.h

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2.17.1

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