[10/13] perf record: Disable buildid cache options by default in switch output mode

Message ID 1461941861-24207-11-git-send-email-acme@kernel.org
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Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo April 29, 2016, 2:57 p.m.
From: Wang Nan <wangnan0@huawei.com>


The cost of buildid cache processing is high: reading all events in
output perf.data, opening each elf file to read buildids then copying
them into ~/.debug directory. In switch output mode, these heavy works
block perf from receiving perf events for too long.

Enable no-buildid and no-buildid-cache by default if --switch-output is
provided. Still allow user use --no-no-buildid to explicitly enable
buildid in this case.

Signed-off-by: Wang Nan <wangnan0@huawei.com>

Cc: Adrian Hunter <adrian.hunter@intel.com>
Cc: Jiri Olsa <jolsa@redhat.com>
Cc: Masami Hiramatsu <mhiramat@kernel.org>
Cc: Namhyung Kim <namhyung@kernel.org>
Cc: Zefan Li <lizefan@huawei.com>
Cc: pi3orama@163.com
Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/1461178794-40467-6-git-send-email-wangnan0@huawei.com
Signed-off-by: He Kuang <hekuang@huawei.com>

[ Updated man page ]
Signed-off-by: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@redhat.com>

---
 tools/perf/Documentation/perf-record.txt |  2 +-
 tools/perf/builtin-record.c              | 30 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-
 2 files changed, 30 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

-- 
2.5.5

Patch

diff --git a/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-record.txt b/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-record.txt
index 79a8a14f37b1..8dbee832abd9 100644
--- a/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-record.txt
+++ b/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-record.txt
@@ -358,7 +358,7 @@  A possible use case is to, given an external event, slice the perf.data file
 that gets then processed, possibly via a perf script, to decide if that
 particular perf.data snapshot should be kept or not.
 
-Implies --timestamp-filename.
+Implies --timestamp-filename, --no-buildid and --no-buildid-cache.
 
 SEE ALSO
 --------
diff --git a/tools/perf/builtin-record.c b/tools/perf/builtin-record.c
index 80b805b7f5c7..178b49ecd05f 100644
--- a/tools/perf/builtin-record.c
+++ b/tools/perf/builtin-record.c
@@ -1387,8 +1387,36 @@  int cmd_record(int argc, const char **argv, const char *prefix __maybe_unused)
 "If some relocation was applied (e.g. kexec) symbols may be misresolved\n"
 "even with a suitable vmlinux or kallsyms file.\n\n");
 
-	if (rec->no_buildid_cache || rec->no_buildid)
+	if (rec->no_buildid_cache || rec->no_buildid) {
 		disable_buildid_cache();
+	} else if (rec->switch_output) {
+		/*
+		 * In 'perf record --switch-output', disable buildid
+		 * generation by default to reduce data file switching
+		 * overhead. Still generate buildid if they are required
+		 * explicitly using
+		 *
+		 *  perf record --signal-trigger --no-no-buildid \
+		 *              --no-no-buildid-cache
+		 *
+		 * Following code equals to:
+		 *
+		 * if ((rec->no_buildid || !rec->no_buildid_set) &&
+		 *     (rec->no_buildid_cache || !rec->no_buildid_cache_set))
+		 *         disable_buildid_cache();
+		 */
+		bool disable = true;
+
+		if (rec->no_buildid_set && !rec->no_buildid)
+			disable = false;
+		if (rec->no_buildid_cache_set && !rec->no_buildid_cache)
+			disable = false;
+		if (disable) {
+			rec->no_buildid = true;
+			rec->no_buildid_cache = true;
+			disable_buildid_cache();
+		}
+	}
 
 	if (rec->evlist->nr_entries == 0 &&
 	    perf_evlist__add_default(rec->evlist) < 0) {