Re: [PATCH] perf top: Fix a race in callchain handling

From: Namhyung Kim
Date: Thu May 10 2012 - 22:12:26 EST


On Mon, 07 May 2012 10:32:22 +0900, Namhyung Kim wrote:
> On Sun, 6 May 2012 15:32:12 -0300, Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo wrote:
>> Em Sun, May 06, 2012 at 11:25:07AM +0900, Namhyung Kim escreveu:
>>> 2012-05-05 (í), 20:53 -0300, Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo:
>>> > I'm looking how to get that fixed with Peter concerns addressed.
>>> I guess it's gonna be a non-trivial job. As far as I can see, the hists
>>> code can handle up to two concurrent threads regardless of the callchain
>>> cursor problem. And also guess that other areas of libperf also doesn't
>>> support the true concurrency, right?
>> Right, but making it even less concurrent is something we should avoid
>> 8-)
>> How about this one instead? At least we would be able to, concurrently,
>> process multiple, unrelated hists:
> I thought about it before, but it still cannot protect it from accessing
> a hists by multiple concurrent threads. IOW if two threads call the
> function to a same hists at the same time, ->callchain_collapse_cursor
> would still get the race problem - so crashed.
> I guess callchain_cursor should be thread-local, eventually. No need to
> make it hist-local IMHO.

So, any thoughts?

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