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SubjectRe: [RFC perf,bpf 1/5] perf, bpf: Introduce PERF_RECORD_BPF_EVENT
On Tue, Nov 06, 2018 at 12:52:42PM -0800, Song Liu wrote:
> For better performance analysis of BPF programs, this patch introduces
> PERF_RECORD_BPF_EVENT, a new perf_event_type that exposes BPF program
> load/unload information to user space.
>
> /*
> * Record different types of bpf events:
> * enum perf_bpf_event_type {
> * PERF_BPF_EVENT_UNKNOWN = 0,
> * PERF_BPF_EVENT_PROG_LOAD = 1,
> * PERF_BPF_EVENT_PROG_UNLOAD = 2,
> * };
> *
> * struct {
> * struct perf_event_header header;
> * u16 type;
> * u16 flags;
> * u32 id; // prog_id or map_id
> * };
> */
> PERF_RECORD_BPF_EVENT = 17,
>
> PERF_RECORD_BPF_EVENT contains minimal information about the BPF program.
> Perf utility (or other user space tools) should listen to this event and
> fetch more details about the event via BPF syscalls
> (BPF_PROG_GET_FD_BY_ID, BPF_OBJ_GET_INFO_BY_FD, etc.).

Why !? You're failing to explain why it cannot provide the full
information there.

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