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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 bpf-next 1/4] tracing/probe: Add PERF_EVENT_IOC_QUERY_PROBE ioctl
Em Wed, Aug 21, 2019 at 06:43:49PM +0000, Yonghong Song escreveu:
> On 8/21/19 11:31 AM, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> > On Wed, Aug 21, 2019 at 04:54:47PM +0000, Yonghong Song wrote:
> >> A lot of bpf-based tracing programs uses maps to communicate and
> >> do not allocate ring buffer at all.
> >
> > So extending PERF_RECORD_LOST doesn't work. But PERF_FORMAT_LOST might
> > still work fine; but you get to implement it for all software events.
>
> Could you give more specifics about PERF_FORMAT_LOST? Googling
> "PERF_FORMAT_LOST" only yields two emails which we are discussing here :-(

Perhaps he's talking about using read(perf_event_fd, ...) after having set it
up with perf_event_attr.read_format with the-to-be-implemented
PERF_FORMAT_LOST bit?

Look at perf_read() and perf_read_one() in kernel/events/core.c.

- Arnaldo

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