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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/2] trace-vmscan-postprocess: fix parsing and output
On Tue, Sep 03, 2019 at 11:14:07AM +0000, Florian Schmidt wrote:
> This patch series updates trace-vmscan-postprocess.pl to work without
> throwing warnings and errors which stem from updates to several trace
> points.

Cc Yafang, who made (most of?) these updates.

> 3481c37ffa1d ("mm/vmscan: drop may_writepage and classzone_idx from
> direct reclaim begin template") removed "may_writepage" from
> mm_vmscan_direct_reclaim_begin, and 3b775998eca7
> ("include/trace/events/vmscan.h: drop zone id from kswapd tracepoints")
> removed "zid" from mm_vmscan_wakeup_kswapd. The output of
> mm_vmscan_lru_isolate and mm_vmscan_lru_shrink_active seems to never
> have matched the format of the trace point output since they were
> created, or at least for as long as I can tell. Patch 1 aligns the
> format parsing of the perl script with the current output of the trace
> points.

Thanks, patch 1 fixes the script for me for all tracepoints you touched.

> In addition, the tables that are printed by the script were not properly
> aligned any more, so patch 2 fixes the spacing.

Nit, not for Pages Scanned. With your series I get

Kswapd Kswapd Order Pages Pages Pages Pages
Instance Wakeups Re-wakeup Scanned Rclmed Sync-IO ASync-IO
kswapd0-175 1 0 253694 253691 3 129896 wake-0=1

> A side remark: parsing the trace output for mm_vmscan_lru_shrink_active
> has been in the script ever since it was created in 2010, but at no
> point the parsed output was ever used for anything. I updated the
> parsing code now, but I wonder if we could just get rid of that part...

I wonder if we shouldn't just get rid of the whole script, it's hard to
remember to keep in sync with vmscan changes and I can't think of a way to
remedy that short of having mm regression tests that run this. But your
patches are an improvement for now.

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