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SubjectRe: [PATCH v7 2/2] perf cs-etm: Split --dump-raw-trace by AUX records
On Tue, 29 Jun 2021 at 02:52, James Clark <james.clark@arm.com> wrote:
>
>
>
> On 28/06/2021 21:01, Mathieu Poirier wrote:
> > On Mon, Jun 28, 2021 at 08:08:02PM +0800, Leo Yan wrote:
> >> On Mon, Jun 28, 2021 at 11:38:34AM +0100, James Clark wrote:
> >>
> >> [...]
> >>
> >>>>> static int cs_etm__process_auxtrace_event(struct perf_session *session,
> >>>>> union perf_event *event,
> >>>>> struct perf_tool *tool __maybe_unused)
> >>>>> @@ -2462,7 +2478,8 @@ static int cs_etm__process_auxtrace_event(struct perf_session *session,
> >>>>> cs_etm__dump_event(etm, buffer);
> >>>>> auxtrace_buffer__put_data(buffer);
> >>>>> }
> >>>>> - }
> >>>>> + } else if (dump_trace)
> >>>>> + dump_queued_data(etm, &event->auxtrace);
> >>>>
> >>>> IIUC, in the function cs_etm__process_auxtrace_event(), since
> >>>> "etm->data_queued" is always true, below flow will never run:
> >>>>
> >>>> if (!etm->data_queued) {
> >>>> ......
> >>>>
> >>>> if (dump_trace)
> >>>> if (auxtrace_buffer__get_data(buffer, fd)) {
> >>>> cs_etm__dump_event(etm, buffer);
> >>>> auxtrace_buffer__put_data(buffer);
> >>>> }
> >>>> }
> >>>>
> >>>> If so, it's better to use a new patch to polish the code.
> >>>>
> >>>
> >>> Hi Leo,
> >>>
> >>> I think this is not true in piped mode because there is no auxtrace index.
> >>> In that mode, events are processed only in file order and cs_etm__process_auxtrace_event()
> >>> is called for each buffer.
> >>>
> >>> You can reproduce this with something like this:
> >>>
> >>> ./perf record -o - ls > stdio.data
> >>> cat stdio.data | ./perf report -i -
> >>
> >> You are right! I tried these two commands with cs_etm event, just as
> >> you said, in this case, the AUX trace data is not queued; so the flow
> >> for "if (!etm->data_queued)" should be kept. If so, I am very fine
> >> for current change. Thanks for sharing the knowledge.
> >>
> >>> There are some other Coresight features that don't work as expected in this mode, like
> >>> sorting timestamps between CPUs. The aux split patchset won't work either because random
> >>> access isn't possible. And the TRBE patch that I'm working on now won't work, because it
> >>> also requires the random access to lookup the flags on the AUX record to configure the
> >>> decoder for unformatted trace.
> >>
> >
> > There is a lot of things happening in this area. Based on the above should I
> > still plan to review this set or should I wait for another revision?
>
> From my point of view, this one is final. It looks like both Leo and I have tested
> it with and without his snapshot changes and it's working as expected in both cases.
>

Very well - I will start working on it once I'm through with the
ultrasoc patchset.

> Thanks
> James
>
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Mathieu
> >
> >> Cool, looking forward for the patches :)
> >>
> >> Leo

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