Re: [PATCH] perf: fix ring_buffer perf_output_space() boundarycalculation
From: Peter Zijlstra
Date: Mon Mar 18 2013 - 09:11:33 EST
On Mon, 2013-03-18 at 14:03 +0100, Stephane Eranian wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 18, 2013 at 1:59 PM, Peter Zijlstra <peterz@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Mon, 2013-03-18 at 13:48 +0100, Stephane Eranian wrote:
> >> if (!rb->writable)
> >> - return true;
> >> + return false;
> > writable means user writable (VM_WRITE); the difference is that a
> > !VM_WRITE buffer will simply over-write its own tail whereas a VM_WRITE
> > buffer will drop events.
> > So returning true for !VM_WRITE makes sense, there's always space.
> Ok, that was not so clear to me. I think this if() statment deserves a comment.
> I will add that in V2.
Thanks; I suppose renaming the entire ->writable thing might be better
though. Something like ->overwrite or so.
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