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SubjectRe: [PATCH v5 07/10] perf record: implement -z,--compression_level=n option and compression
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On 08.03.2019 13:46, Jiri Olsa wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 07, 2019 at 06:26:47PM +0300, Alexey Budankov wrote:
>>
>> On 07.03.2019 15:14, Jiri Olsa wrote:
>>> On Thu, Mar 07, 2019 at 11:39:46AM +0300, Alexey Budankov wrote:
>>>>
>>>> On 05.03.2019 15:25, Jiri Olsa wrote:
>>>>> On Fri, Mar 01, 2019 at 06:58:32PM +0300, Alexey Budankov wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> SNIP
>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> /*
>>>>>> * Increment md->refcount to guard md->data[idx] buffer
>>>>>> @@ -350,7 +357,7 @@ int perf_mmap__aio_push(struct perf_mmap *md, void *to, int idx,
>>>>>> md->prev = head;
>>>>>> perf_mmap__consume(md);
>>>>>>
>>>>>> - rc = push(to, &md->aio.cblocks[idx], md->aio.data[idx], size0 + size, *off);
>>>>>> + rc = push(to, md->aio.data[idx], size0 + size, *off, &md->aio.cblocks[idx]);
>>>>>> if (!rc) {
>>>>>> *off += size0 + size;
>>>>>> } else {
>>>>>> @@ -556,13 +563,15 @@ int perf_mmap__read_init(struct perf_mmap *map)
>>>>>> }
>>>>>>
>>>>>> int perf_mmap__push(struct perf_mmap *md, void *to,
>>>>>> - int push(struct perf_mmap *map, void *to, void *buf, size_t size))
>>>>>> + int push(struct perf_mmap *map, void *to, void *buf, size_t size),
>>>>>> + perf_mmap__compress_fn_t compress, void *comp_data)
>>>>>> {
>>>>>> u64 head = perf_mmap__read_head(md);
>>>>>> unsigned char *data = md->base + page_size;
>>>>>> unsigned long size;
>>>>>> void *buf;
>>>>>> int rc = 0;
>>>>>> + size_t mmap_len = perf_mmap__mmap_len(md);
>>>>>>
>>>>>> rc = perf_mmap__read_init(md);
>>>>>> if (rc < 0)
>>>>>> @@ -574,7 +583,10 @@ int perf_mmap__push(struct perf_mmap *md, void *to,
>>>>>> buf = &data[md->start & md->mask];
>>>>>> size = md->mask + 1 - (md->start & md->mask);
>>>>>> md->start += size;
>>>>>> -
>>>>>> + if (compress) {
>>>>>> + size = compress(comp_data, md->data, mmap_len, buf, size);
>>>>>> + buf = md->data;
>>>>>> + }
>>>>>> if (push(md, to, buf, size) < 0) {
>>>>>> rc = -1;
>>>>>> goto out;
>>>>>
>>>>> when we discussed the compress callback should be another layer
>>>>> in perf_mmap__push I was thinking more of the layered/fifo design,
>>>>> like:
>>>>>
>>>>> normaly we call:
>>>>>
>>>>> perf_mmap__push(... push = record__pushfn ...)
>>>>> -> reads mmap data and calls push(data), which translates as:
>>>>>
>>>>> record__pushfn(data);
>>>>> - which stores the data
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> for compressed it'd be:
>>>>>
>>>>> perf_mmap__push(... push = compressed_push ...)
>>>>>
>>>>> -> reads mmap data and calls push(data), which translates as:
>>>>>
>>>>> compressed_push(data)
>>>>> -> reads data, compresses them and calls, next push callback in line:
>>>>>
>>>>> record__pushfn(data)
>>>>> - which stores the data
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> there'd need to be the logic for compressed_push to
>>>>> remember the 'next push' function
>>>>
>>>> That is suboptimal for AIO. Also compression is an independent operation that
>>>> could be applied on any of push stages you mean.
>>>
>>> not sure what you mean by suboptimal, but I think
>>> that it can still happen in subsequent push callback
>>>
>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> but I think this was the original idea behind the
>>>>> perf_mmap__push -> it gets the data and pushes them for
>>>>> the next processing.. it should stay as simple as that
>>>>
>>>> Agree on keeping simplicity and, at the moment, there is no any push to the next
>>>> processing in the code so provided implementation fits as for serial as for AIO
>>>> at the same time sticking to simplicity as much as possibly. If you see something
>>>> that would fit better please speak up and share.
>>>
>>> I have to insist that perf_mmap__push stays untouched
>>> and we do other processing in the push callbacks
>>
>> What is about perf_mmap__aio_push()?
>>
>> Without compression it does
>> memcpy(), memcpy(), aio_push()
>>
>> With compression its does
>> memcpy_with_compression(), memcpy_with_compression(), aio_push()
>
> so to be on the same page.. normal processing without compression is:
>
> perf_mmap__push does:
> push(mmap buf)
> record__pushfn
> record__write
> write(buf)
>
> perf_mmap__aio_push does:
> memcpy(aio buf, mmap buf)
> push(aio buf)
> record__aio_pushfn
> record__aio_write
> aio_write(aio buf)
>
>
> and for compression it would be:
>
> perf_mmap__push does:
> push(mmap buf)
> compress_push
> memcpy(compress buffer, mmapbuf) EXTRA copy
> record__pushfn
> record__write
> write(buf)
>
> perf_mmap__aio_push does:
> memcpy(aio buf, mmap buf)
> memcpy(compress buffer, mmapbuf) EXTRA copy
> push(aio buf)
> record__aio_pushfn
> record__aio_write
> aio_write(aio buf)
>
>
> side note: that actualy makes me think why do we even have perf_mmap__aio_push,
> it looks like we could copy the buf in the callback push function with no harm?

Well, yes, perf_mmap__aio_push() can be avoided and perf_mmap__push() can be used
as for serial as for AIO, moving all the specifics to record code from mmap.c,
like this:

Serial
perf_mmap__push(, record__pushfn)
push(), possibly two times
record__pushfn()
if (-z) zstd_compress(map->base => map->data) <-- compressing memcpy()
record__write(-z ? map->data, map->base)
AIO
record__aio_push()
perf_mmap__push(, record__aio_pushfn())
push(), possibly two times
record__aio_pushfn()
if (-z) zstd_compress(map->base => map->aio.data[i]) <--- compressing memcpy()
else memcpy(map->base => map->aio.data[i]) <--- plain memcpy()
record__aio_write(map->aio.data[i])

So now it looks optimal as from performance and data loss reduction
perspective as from design perspective. What do you think?

~Alexey

>
> so.. there's one extra memcpy for compression, is it right?
> I might miss some part which makes this scheme unusable..
>
> thanks,
> jirka
>

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