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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 bpf-next 1/4] tracing/probe: Add PERF_EVENT_IOC_QUERY_PROBE ioctl
On Thu, Aug 22, 2019 at 07:54:16AM +0000, Song Liu wrote:
> Hi Peter,
>
> > On Aug 22, 2019, at 12:47 AM, Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org> wrote:
> >
> > On Wed, Aug 21, 2019 at 06:43:49PM +0000, Yonghong Song wrote:
> >> On 8/21/19 11:31 AM, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> >
> >>> 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 :-(
> >
> > Look at what the other PERF_FORMAT_ flags do? Basically it is adding a
> > field to the read(2) output.
>
> Do we need to implement PERF_FORMAT_LOST for all software events? If user
> space asks for PERF_FORMAT_LOST for events that do not support it, can we
> just fail sys_perf_event_open()?

It really shouldn't be hard; and I'm failing to see why kprobes are
special.

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