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SubjectRe: [RFCv2 00/48] perf tools: Add threads to record command
On Fri, Sep 14, 2018 at 01:47:25PM +0200, Jiri Olsa wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 14, 2018 at 01:15:28PM +0200, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> > On Fri, Sep 14, 2018 at 11:40:22AM +0200, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> > > In fact keeping the files separate has scalability advantages for 'perf report' and similar
> > > parsing tools: they could read all the streams in a per-CPU fashion already, from the very
> > > beginning.
> >
> > Also writing to different files from different CPUs is good for record,
> > less contention on the inode state (which include pagecache).
>
> maybe I should explain a little bit more on this
>
> we write to different (per-cpu) files during the record,
> and at the end of the session, we take them and store
> them inside perf.data

How long does it take to combine that? If we generated a lot of data,
that could take a fair amount of time, no?

I feel that record should not mysteriously 'hang' when it is done. It
used to do that at some point because of that stupid .debug crap, but
acme fixed that I think.

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