Re: [GIT PULL] perf fixes

From: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo
Date: Mon Jan 24 2011 - 15:38:32 EST

Em Tue, Jan 25, 2011 at 06:27:31AM +1000, Linus Torvalds escreveu:
> On Tue, Jan 25, 2011 at 6:17 AM, Linus Torvalds
> <torvalds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> > It only happens for me with "g". With "perf record -af sleep 10" it worked.
> Actually, it's something subtler than that. It must depend on the
> actual data, because now when I tried it again, it worked with 'g'
> too. I hadn't saved the old that caused the lockup (it got
> overwritten by the non-g test), and now when I try to re-create it it
> doesn't hang on the result.
> So it's probably some very specific data pattern that causes it.
> (And I don't know if it's a hard hang - it could just be something
> _very_ slow. But we're talking half a minute kind of slow).

Was this on a freshly installed machine? Or on a freshly updated one?

Probably its the build-id collecting at the end of a session, on the
first run you had a cold cache and it had to figure out which binaries
to cache on ~/.debug, second time it was already cached so it was fast.

So one way to try to reproduce would be to:

rm -rf ~/.debug

and then try it again.

To double check, you can try to disable the build-id cache with:

--no-buildid-cache or -N


perf record -afN sleep 10

- Arnaldo
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