[20/24] perf tools: Enable overwrite settings

Message ID 1468615858-24936-21-git-send-email-acme@kernel.org
State New
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Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo July 15, 2016, 8:50 p.m.
From: Wang Nan <wangnan0@huawei.com>


This patch allows following config terms and option:

Globally setting events to overwrite;

  # perf record --overwrite ...

Set specific events to be overwrite or no-overwrite.

  # perf record --event cycles/overwrite/ ...
  # perf record --event cycles/no-overwrite/ ...

Add missing config terms and update the config term array size because
the longest string length has changed.

For overwritable events, it automatically selects attr.write_backward
since perf requires it to be backward for reading.

Test result:

  # perf record --overwrite -e syscalls:*enter_nanosleep* usleep 1
  [ perf record: Woken up 2 times to write data ]
  [ perf record: Captured and wrote 0.011 MB perf.data (1 samples) ]
  # perf evlist -v
  syscalls:sys_enter_nanosleep: type: 2, size: 112, config: 0x134, { sample_period, sample_freq }: 1, sample_type: IP|TID|TIME|CPU|PERIOD|RAW, disabled: 1, inherit: 1, mmap: 1, comm: 1, enable_on_exec: 1, task: 1, sample_id_all: 1, exclude_guest: 1, mmap2: 1, comm_exec: 1, write_backward: 1
  # Tip: use 'perf evlist --trace-fields' to show fields for tracepoint events

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

Tested-by: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@redhat.com>

Acked-by: Jiri Olsa <jolsa@kernel.org>

Cc: Masami Hiramatsu <mhiramat@kernel.org>
Cc: Namhyung Kim <namhyung@kernel.org>
Cc: Nilay Vaish <nilayvaish@gmail.com>
Cc: Zefan Li <lizefan@huawei.com>
Cc: pi3orama@163.com
Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/1468485287-33422-14-git-send-email-wangnan0@huawei.com
Signed-off-by: He Kuang <hekuang@huawei.com>

Signed-off-by: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@redhat.com>

---
 tools/perf/Documentation/perf-record.txt | 14 ++++++++++++++
 tools/perf/builtin-record.c              |  1 +
 tools/perf/perf.h                        |  1 +
 tools/perf/tests/backward-ring-buffer.c  | 10 +++++-----
 tools/perf/util/evsel.c                  |  4 ++++
 tools/perf/util/evsel.h                  |  2 ++
 tools/perf/util/parse-events.c           | 20 ++++++++++++++++++--
 tools/perf/util/parse-events.h           |  2 ++
 tools/perf/util/parse-events.l           |  2 ++
 9 files changed, 49 insertions(+), 7 deletions(-)

-- 
2.7.4

Patch

diff --git a/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-record.txt b/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-record.txt
index 5b46b1d1a37c..384c630436f8 100644
--- a/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-record.txt
+++ b/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-record.txt
@@ -367,6 +367,20 @@  options.
 'perf record --dry-run -e' can act as a BPF script compiler if llvm.dump-obj
 in config file is set to true.
 
+--overwrite::
+Makes all events use an overwritable ring buffer. An overwritable ring
+buffer works like a flight recorder: when it gets full, the kernel will
+overwrite the oldest records, that thus will never make it to the
+perf.data file.
+
+When '--overwrite' and '--switch-output' are used perf records and drops
+events until it receives a signal, meaning that something unusual was
+detected that warrants taking a snapshot of the most current events,
+those fitting in the ring buffer at that moment.
+
+'overwrite' attribute can also be set or canceled for an event using
+config terms. For example: 'cycles/overwrite/' and 'instructions/no-overwrite/'.
+
 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 b87070b1f492..39c7486f0607 100644
--- a/tools/perf/builtin-record.c
+++ b/tools/perf/builtin-record.c
@@ -1399,6 +1399,7 @@  struct option __record_options[] = {
 	OPT_BOOLEAN_SET('i', "no-inherit", &record.opts.no_inherit,
 			&record.opts.no_inherit_set,
 			"child tasks do not inherit counters"),
+	OPT_BOOLEAN(0, "overwrite", &record.opts.overwrite, "use overwrite mode"),
 	OPT_UINTEGER('F', "freq", &record.opts.user_freq, "profile at this frequency"),
 	OPT_CALLBACK('m', "mmap-pages", &record.opts, "pages[,pages]",
 		     "number of mmap data pages and AUX area tracing mmap pages",
diff --git a/tools/perf/perf.h b/tools/perf/perf.h
index cd8f1b150f9e..608b42bdb1b6 100644
--- a/tools/perf/perf.h
+++ b/tools/perf/perf.h
@@ -59,6 +59,7 @@  struct record_opts {
 	bool	     record_switch_events;
 	bool	     all_kernel;
 	bool	     all_user;
+	bool	     overwrite;
 	unsigned int freq;
 	unsigned int mmap_pages;
 	unsigned int auxtrace_mmap_pages;
diff --git a/tools/perf/tests/backward-ring-buffer.c b/tools/perf/tests/backward-ring-buffer.c
index db9cd3048655..615780cbfe1d 100644
--- a/tools/perf/tests/backward-ring-buffer.c
+++ b/tools/perf/tests/backward-ring-buffer.c
@@ -108,7 +108,11 @@  int test__backward_ring_buffer(int subtest __maybe_unused)
 	}
 
 	bzero(&parse_error, sizeof(parse_error));
-	err = parse_events(evlist, "syscalls:sys_enter_prctl", &parse_error);
+	/*
+	 * Set backward bit, ring buffer should be writing from end. Record
+	 * it in aux evlist
+	 */
+	err = parse_events(evlist, "syscalls:sys_enter_prctl/overwrite/", &parse_error);
 	if (err) {
 		pr_debug("Failed to parse tracepoint event, try use root\n");
 		ret = TEST_SKIP;
@@ -117,10 +121,6 @@  int test__backward_ring_buffer(int subtest __maybe_unused)
 
 	perf_evlist__config(evlist, &opts, NULL);
 
-	/* Set backward bit, ring buffer should be writing from end */
-	evlist__for_each_entry(evlist, evsel)
-		evsel->attr.write_backward = 1;
-
 	err = perf_evlist__open(evlist);
 	if (err < 0) {
 		pr_debug("perf_evlist__open: %s\n",
diff --git a/tools/perf/util/evsel.c b/tools/perf/util/evsel.c
index 9ac2f92ce88d..8c54df61fe64 100644
--- a/tools/perf/util/evsel.c
+++ b/tools/perf/util/evsel.c
@@ -695,6 +695,9 @@  static void apply_config_terms(struct perf_evsel *evsel,
 			 */
 			attr->inherit = term->val.inherit ? 1 : 0;
 			break;
+		case PERF_EVSEL__CONFIG_TERM_OVERWRITE:
+			attr->write_backward = term->val.overwrite ? 1 : 0;
+			break;
 		default:
 			break;
 		}
@@ -776,6 +779,7 @@  void perf_evsel__config(struct perf_evsel *evsel, struct record_opts *opts,
 
 	attr->sample_id_all = perf_missing_features.sample_id_all ? 0 : 1;
 	attr->inherit	    = !opts->no_inherit;
+	attr->write_backward = opts->overwrite ? 1 : 0;
 
 	perf_evsel__set_sample_bit(evsel, IP);
 	perf_evsel__set_sample_bit(evsel, TID);
diff --git a/tools/perf/util/evsel.h b/tools/perf/util/evsel.h
index e60cbfc2cd35..8a4a6c9f1480 100644
--- a/tools/perf/util/evsel.h
+++ b/tools/perf/util/evsel.h
@@ -45,6 +45,7 @@  enum {
 	PERF_EVSEL__CONFIG_TERM_STACK_USER,
 	PERF_EVSEL__CONFIG_TERM_INHERIT,
 	PERF_EVSEL__CONFIG_TERM_MAX_STACK,
+	PERF_EVSEL__CONFIG_TERM_OVERWRITE,
 	PERF_EVSEL__CONFIG_TERM_MAX,
 };
 
@@ -59,6 +60,7 @@  struct perf_evsel_config_term {
 		u64	stack_user;
 		int	max_stack;
 		bool	inherit;
+		bool	overwrite;
 	} val;
 };
 
diff --git a/tools/perf/util/parse-events.c b/tools/perf/util/parse-events.c
index 375af0e02831..6c913c3914fb 100644
--- a/tools/perf/util/parse-events.c
+++ b/tools/perf/util/parse-events.c
@@ -902,6 +902,8 @@  static const char *config_term_names[__PARSE_EVENTS__TERM_TYPE_NR] = {
 	[PARSE_EVENTS__TERM_TYPE_NOINHERIT]		= "no-inherit",
 	[PARSE_EVENTS__TERM_TYPE_INHERIT]		= "inherit",
 	[PARSE_EVENTS__TERM_TYPE_MAX_STACK]		= "max-stack",
+	[PARSE_EVENTS__TERM_TYPE_OVERWRITE]		= "overwrite",
+	[PARSE_EVENTS__TERM_TYPE_NOOVERWRITE]		= "no-overwrite",
 };
 
 static bool config_term_shrinked;
@@ -994,6 +996,12 @@  do {									   \
 	case PARSE_EVENTS__TERM_TYPE_NOINHERIT:
 		CHECK_TYPE_VAL(NUM);
 		break;
+	case PARSE_EVENTS__TERM_TYPE_OVERWRITE:
+		CHECK_TYPE_VAL(NUM);
+		break;
+	case PARSE_EVENTS__TERM_TYPE_NOOVERWRITE:
+		CHECK_TYPE_VAL(NUM);
+		break;
 	case PARSE_EVENTS__TERM_TYPE_NAME:
 		CHECK_TYPE_VAL(STR);
 		break;
@@ -1046,6 +1054,8 @@  static int config_term_tracepoint(struct perf_event_attr *attr,
 	case PARSE_EVENTS__TERM_TYPE_INHERIT:
 	case PARSE_EVENTS__TERM_TYPE_NOINHERIT:
 	case PARSE_EVENTS__TERM_TYPE_MAX_STACK:
+	case PARSE_EVENTS__TERM_TYPE_OVERWRITE:
+	case PARSE_EVENTS__TERM_TYPE_NOOVERWRITE:
 		return config_term_common(attr, term, err);
 	default:
 		if (err) {
@@ -1118,6 +1128,12 @@  do {								\
 		case PARSE_EVENTS__TERM_TYPE_MAX_STACK:
 			ADD_CONFIG_TERM(MAX_STACK, max_stack, term->val.num);
 			break;
+		case PARSE_EVENTS__TERM_TYPE_OVERWRITE:
+			ADD_CONFIG_TERM(OVERWRITE, overwrite, term->val.num ? 1 : 0);
+			break;
+		case PARSE_EVENTS__TERM_TYPE_NOOVERWRITE:
+			ADD_CONFIG_TERM(OVERWRITE, overwrite, term->val.num ? 0 : 1);
+			break;
 		default:
 			break;
 		}
@@ -2412,9 +2428,9 @@  static void config_terms_list(char *buf, size_t buf_sz)
 char *parse_events_formats_error_string(char *additional_terms)
 {
 	char *str;
-	/* "branch_type" is the longest name */
+	/* "no-overwrite" is the longest name */
 	char static_terms[__PARSE_EVENTS__TERM_TYPE_NR *
-			  (sizeof("branch_type") - 1)];
+			  (sizeof("no-overwrite") - 1)];
 
 	config_terms_list(static_terms, sizeof(static_terms));
 	/* valid terms */
diff --git a/tools/perf/util/parse-events.h b/tools/perf/util/parse-events.h
index b4aa7eb2df73..d1edbf8cc66a 100644
--- a/tools/perf/util/parse-events.h
+++ b/tools/perf/util/parse-events.h
@@ -69,6 +69,8 @@  enum {
 	PARSE_EVENTS__TERM_TYPE_NOINHERIT,
 	PARSE_EVENTS__TERM_TYPE_INHERIT,
 	PARSE_EVENTS__TERM_TYPE_MAX_STACK,
+	PARSE_EVENTS__TERM_TYPE_NOOVERWRITE,
+	PARSE_EVENTS__TERM_TYPE_OVERWRITE,
 	__PARSE_EVENTS__TERM_TYPE_NR,
 };
 
diff --git a/tools/perf/util/parse-events.l b/tools/perf/util/parse-events.l
index 3c15b33b2e84..7a2519435da0 100644
--- a/tools/perf/util/parse-events.l
+++ b/tools/perf/util/parse-events.l
@@ -202,6 +202,8 @@  stack-size		{ return term(yyscanner, PARSE_EVENTS__TERM_TYPE_STACKSIZE); }
 max-stack		{ return term(yyscanner, PARSE_EVENTS__TERM_TYPE_MAX_STACK); }
 inherit			{ return term(yyscanner, PARSE_EVENTS__TERM_TYPE_INHERIT); }
 no-inherit		{ return term(yyscanner, PARSE_EVENTS__TERM_TYPE_NOINHERIT); }
+overwrite		{ return term(yyscanner, PARSE_EVENTS__TERM_TYPE_OVERWRITE); }
+no-overwrite		{ return term(yyscanner, PARSE_EVENTS__TERM_TYPE_NOOVERWRITE); }
 ,			{ return ','; }
 "/"			{ BEGIN(INITIAL); return '/'; }
 {name_minus}		{ return str(yyscanner, PE_NAME); }