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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 2/2]: perf record: enable asynchronous trace writing
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Hi Namhyung,

On 27.08.2018 13:05, Namhyung Kim wrote:
> Hello,
>
> On Mon, Aug 27, 2018 at 12:33:07PM +0300, Alexey Budankov wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> On 27.08.2018 11:38, Jiri Olsa wrote:
>>> On Thu, Aug 23, 2018 at 07:47:01PM +0300, Alexey Budankov wrote:
>>>
>>> SNIP
>>>
>>>> static int record__mmap_read_evlist(struct record *rec, struct perf_evlist *evlist,
>>>> bool overwrite)
>>>> {
>>>> u64 bytes_written = rec->bytes_written;
>>>> - int i;
>>>> - int rc = 0;
>>>> + int i, rc = 0;
>>>> struct perf_mmap *maps;
>>>> + int trace_fd = rec->session->data->file.fd;
>>>> + struct aiocb **mmap_aio = rec->evlist->mmap_aio;
>>>> + int mmap_aio_size = 0;
>>>> + off_t off;
>>>>
>>>> if (!evlist)
>>>> return 0;
>>>> @@ -546,14 +620,17 @@ static int record__mmap_read_evlist(struct record *rec, struct perf_evlist *evli
>>>> if (overwrite && evlist->bkw_mmap_state != BKW_MMAP_DATA_PENDING)
>>>> return 0;
>>>>
>>>> + off = lseek(trace_fd, 0, SEEK_CUR);
>>>> +
>>>
>>> with async write, do we need to query/set the offset like this
>>> all the time?
>>
>> It looks like we need it this way. Internally glibc AIO implements writes
>> using pwrite64 syscall in our case. The sycall requires offset as a parameter
>> and doesn't update file position on the completion.
>>
>>>
>>> could we just keep/update the offset value in the 'struct perf_data_file'
>>> and skip both lseek calls?
>>
>> Don't see how it is possible. offset is different for every enqeued write
>> operation and write areas don't intersect for the whole writing loop.
>> To know the final file position it is required to iterate thru
>> the loop.
>
> But as far as I can see the offset is linearly updated in
> perf_mmap__push() and I guess those two lseek() calls will return
> a same value as the last updated offset, no?

Yes, offset is linearly calculated by perf_mmap__push() code for
the next possible write operation, but file position is update by
the kernel only in the second lseek() syscall after the loop.
The first lseek() syscall reads that file position for
the next loop iterations.

Regards,
Alexey

>
> Thanks,
> Namhyung
>

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