[08/13] perf record: Split output into multiple files via '--switch-output'

Message ID 1461941861-24207-9-git-send-email-acme@kernel.org
State New
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Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo April 29, 2016, 2:57 p.m.
From: Wang Nan <wangnan0@huawei.com>


Allow 'perf record' to split its output into multiple files.

For example:

  # ~/perf record -a --timestamp-filename --switch-output &
  [1] 10763
  # kill -s SIGUSR2 10763
  [ perf record: dump data: Woken up 1 times ]
  # [ perf record: Dump perf.data.2015122622314468 ]

  # kill -s SIGUSR2 10763
  [ perf record: dump data: Woken up 1 times ]
  # [ perf record: Dump perf.data.2015122622314762 ]

  # kill -s SIGUSR2 10763
  [ perf record: dump data: Woken up 1 times ]
  #[ perf record: Dump perf.data.2015122622315171 ]

  # fg
  perf record -a --timestamp-filename --switch-output
  ^C[ perf record: Woken up 1 times to write data ]
  [ perf record: Dump perf.data.2015122622315513 ]
  [ perf record: Captured and wrote 0.014 MB perf.data.<timestamp> (296 samples) ]

  # ls -l
  total 920
  -rw------- 1 root root 797692 Dec 26 22:31 perf.data.2015122622314468
  -rw------- 1 root root  59960 Dec 26 22:31 perf.data.2015122622314762
  -rw------- 1 root root  59912 Dec 26 22:31 perf.data.2015122622315171
  -rw------- 1 root root  19220 Dec 26 22:31 perf.data.2015122622315513

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

Tested-by: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@redhat.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/1461178794-40467-4-git-send-email-wangnan0@huawei.com
Signed-off-by: He Kuang <hekuang@huawei.com>

[ Added man page entry, used the re-synthesize patch in this series as a fixup ]
Signed-off-by: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@redhat.com>

---
 tools/perf/Documentation/perf-record.txt |  8 +++++++
 tools/perf/builtin-record.c              | 40 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++--
 2 files changed, 46 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

-- 
2.5.5

Patch

diff --git a/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-record.txt b/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-record.txt
index 19aa17532a16..a77a431ca4ef 100644
--- a/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-record.txt
+++ b/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-record.txt
@@ -347,6 +347,14 @@  Configure all used events to run in kernel space.
 --all-user::
 Configure all used events to run in user space.
 
+--switch-output::
+Generate multiple perf.data files, timestamp prefixed, switching to a new one
+when receiving a SIGUSR2.
+
+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.
+
 SEE ALSO
 --------
 linkperf:perf-stat[1], linkperf:perf-list[1]
diff --git a/tools/perf/builtin-record.c b/tools/perf/builtin-record.c
index f4710c82980f..8ebe953c7af0 100644
--- a/tools/perf/builtin-record.c
+++ b/tools/perf/builtin-record.c
@@ -58,6 +58,7 @@  struct record {
 	bool			no_buildid_cache_set;
 	bool			buildid_all;
 	bool			timestamp_filename;
+	bool			switch_output;
 	unsigned long long	samples;
 };
 
@@ -130,6 +131,7 @@  static volatile int child_finished;
 
 static volatile int auxtrace_record__snapshot_started;
 static DEFINE_TRIGGER(auxtrace_snapshot_trigger);
+static DEFINE_TRIGGER(switch_output_trigger);
 
 static void sig_handler(int sig)
 {
@@ -498,6 +500,8 @@  record__finish_output(struct record *rec)
 	return;
 }
 
+static int record__synthesize(struct record *rec);
+
 static int
 record__switch_output(struct record *rec, bool at_exit)
 {
@@ -526,6 +530,11 @@  record__switch_output(struct record *rec, bool at_exit)
 	if (!quiet)
 		fprintf(stderr, "[ perf record: Dump %s.%s ]\n",
 			file->path, timestamp);
+
+	/* Output tracking events */
+	if (!at_exit)
+		record__synthesize(rec);
+
 	return fd;
 }
 
@@ -650,9 +659,12 @@  static int __cmd_record(struct record *rec, int argc, const char **argv)
 	signal(SIGINT, sig_handler);
 	signal(SIGTERM, sig_handler);
 
-	if (rec->opts.auxtrace_snapshot_mode) {
+	if (rec->opts.auxtrace_snapshot_mode || rec->switch_output) {
 		signal(SIGUSR2, snapshot_sig_handler);
-		trigger_on(&auxtrace_snapshot_trigger);
+		if (rec->opts.auxtrace_snapshot_mode)
+			trigger_on(&auxtrace_snapshot_trigger);
+		if (rec->switch_output)
+			trigger_on(&switch_output_trigger);
 	} else {
 		signal(SIGUSR2, SIG_IGN);
 	}
@@ -782,11 +794,13 @@  static int __cmd_record(struct record *rec, int argc, const char **argv)
 	}
 
 	trigger_ready(&auxtrace_snapshot_trigger);
+	trigger_ready(&switch_output_trigger);
 	for (;;) {
 		unsigned long long hits = rec->samples;
 
 		if (record__mmap_read_all(rec) < 0) {
 			trigger_error(&auxtrace_snapshot_trigger);
+			trigger_error(&switch_output_trigger);
 			err = -1;
 			goto out_child;
 		}
@@ -802,6 +816,22 @@  static int __cmd_record(struct record *rec, int argc, const char **argv)
 			}
 		}
 
+		if (trigger_is_hit(&switch_output_trigger)) {
+			trigger_ready(&switch_output_trigger);
+
+			if (!quiet)
+				fprintf(stderr, "[ perf record: dump data: Woken up %ld times ]\n",
+					waking);
+			waking = 0;
+			fd = record__switch_output(rec, false);
+			if (fd < 0) {
+				pr_err("Failed to switch to new file\n");
+				trigger_error(&switch_output_trigger);
+				err = fd;
+				goto out_child;
+			}
+		}
+
 		if (hits == rec->samples) {
 			if (done || draining)
 				break;
@@ -830,6 +860,7 @@  static int __cmd_record(struct record *rec, int argc, const char **argv)
 		}
 	}
 	trigger_off(&auxtrace_snapshot_trigger);
+	trigger_off(&switch_output_trigger);
 
 	if (forks && workload_exec_errno) {
 		char msg[STRERR_BUFSIZE];
@@ -1263,6 +1294,8 @@  struct option __record_options[] = {
 		    "Record build-id of all DSOs regardless of hits"),
 	OPT_BOOLEAN(0, "timestamp-filename", &record.timestamp_filename,
 		    "append timestamp to output filename"),
+	OPT_BOOLEAN(0, "switch-output", &record.switch_output,
+		    "Switch output when receive SIGUSR2"),
 	OPT_END()
 };
 
@@ -1417,4 +1450,7 @@  static void snapshot_sig_handler(int sig __maybe_unused)
 		if (auxtrace_record__snapshot_start(record.itr))
 			trigger_error(&auxtrace_snapshot_trigger);
 	}
+
+	if (trigger_is_ready(&switch_output_trigger))
+		trigger_hit(&switch_output_trigger);
 }