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SubjectRe: [PATCH perf,bpf 5/5] perf util: generate bpf_prog_info_event for short living bpf programs
On 11/21/18 2:35 PM, Song Liu wrote:
>> On Nov 21, 2018, at 2:11 PM, Alexei Starovoitov <> wrote:
>> On Wed, Nov 21, 2018 at 11:55:02AM -0800, Song Liu wrote:
>>> This patch enables perf-record to listen to bpf_event and generate
>>> bpf_prog_info_event for bpf programs loaded and unloaded during
>>> perf-record run.
>>> To minimize latency between bpf_event and following bpf calls, separate
>>> mmap with watermark of 1 is created to process these vip events. Then
>>> a separate dummy event is attached to the special mmap. A separate thread
>>> is used to only poll bpf events.
>>> By default, perf-record will listen to bpf_event. Option no-bpf-event is
>>> added in case the user would opt out.
>> I think only default perf-record for sampling should include it.
>> perf record -e for tracepoints, kprobes and anything else should imply no-bpf-event.
> Maybe something like
> if (software_event && ! -g)
> no_bpf_event = true;
> ?
> This will allow attaching kprobe on bpf helper and see which bpf program
> calls it.

right. good point about -g (I assume you mean callgraph collection).
Indeed, if bpf progs unload before perf-report they won't be seen in
callgraphs too even for sw events, so we have to enable bpf_events
to see them.
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