Re: [RFC] BTS based perf user callchains

From: Frederic Weisbecker
Date: Mon Aug 02 2010 - 14:42:01 EST

On Mon, Aug 02, 2010 at 08:38:52PM +0200, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Mon, 2010-08-02 at 20:35 +0200, Frederic Weisbecker wrote:
> > I'm not even sure that will work. Also, while looking at the BTS implementation
> > in perf, I see we have one BTS buffer per cpu. But that doesn't look right as
> > the code flow is not linear per cpu but per task. Hence I suspect we need
> > one BTS buffer per task. But may be someone tried that and encountered a
> > problem?
> IIRC we flush the buffer when we deschedule the counter.

Ok. So the buffer is cut on schedule time. It might be nice
to maintain the buffer progress across scheduling.

That requires one buffer per task though. That could be worth.

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