Re: rt20 scheduling latency testcase and failure data
From: Sébastien Dugué
Date: Thu May 18 2006 - 05:15:05 EST
On Thu, 2006-05-18 at 10:56 +0200, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> * Sébastien Dugué <sebastien.dugue@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > thanks for tracking this down. FYI, the latency of stopping the trace is
> > > that expensive because we are copying large amounts of trace data
> > > around, to ensure that /proc/latency_trace is always consistent and is
> > > updated atomically, and to make sure that we can update the trace from
> > > interrupt contexts too - without /proc/latency_trace accesses blocking
> > > them. The latency of stopping the trace is hidden from the tracer itself
> > > - but it cannot prevent indirect effects such as your app from missing
> > > periods, if the periods are in the 5msec range.
> > >
> > Thanks for the explanation, will have to look deeper into the code
> > to understand how it works though.
> there's another complexity on SMP: if trace_all_cpus is set then the
> per-cpu trace buffers are sorted chronologically as well while the
> copying into the current-max-trace-buffer, to produce easier to read
> latency_trace output.
Well, that's not the case here, but thanks for the info.
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