Re: [PATCH 1/2] perf data: Show error message when ctf setup failed

From: Jiri Olsa
Date: Fri Apr 10 2015 - 08:05:56 EST

On Thu, Apr 09, 2015 at 10:37:47AM -0400, Alexandre Montplaisir wrote:
> On 2015-04-09 05:46 AM, Jiri Olsa wrote:
> >On Thu, Apr 09, 2015 at 04:19:20PM +0800, He Kuang wrote:
> >>Hi, jirka
> >>On 2015/4/9 1:45, Jiri Olsa wrote:
> >>>On Wed, Apr 08, 2015 at 12:49:19PM +0800, He Kuang wrote:
> >>>>Show message when errors occurred during ctf conversion setup.
> >>>>
> >>>>Before this patch:
> >>>> $ ./perf data convert --to-ctf=ctf
> >>>> $ echo $?
> >>>> 255
> >>>>
> >>>>After this patch:
> >>>> $ ./perf data convert --to-ctf=ctf
> >>>> Error during CTF convert setup.
> >>>so I have like 5 more patches from the original CTF set
> >>>which I'm holding until all works with tracecompass:
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>Is it working for you? How do you test resulted CTF data?
> >>>
> >>>anyway the patch looks ok, just small nit below
> >>I tested by using babeltrace binary and it works.
> >>
> >>After receiving your reply, I test on the latest tracecompass. A
> >>folder named 'ctf' is showed instead of the expected file
> >>'ctf-data', this folder only contains the raw metadata and
> >>perf-stream files but not analysed.
> >CC-ing Alexandre from tracecompass devel ^^^
> Hi,
> I just came back from vacation, sorry for not replying earlier!
> I managed to compile perf with CTF support, but by using Babeltrace's commit
> 5584a48. It fails to compile against current master, because of private
> headers getting exposed. I reported that to the BT maintainers.

there's fix in babeltrace tree already

> Then it seems there's another bug with Trace Compass's current master, trace
> validation cannot fail, and any file will get imported with no errors. We
> will look into this.
> But the root of the problem was that the converted CTF trace was not being
> recognized as valid. This is because some events define "stream_id = 0;",
> and others don't specify a stream_id at all. It seems quite random, see the
> full metadata here:
> Is there a reason why some events specify a stream_id and some don't?

hum, that seems like a bug.. I'll check

> We could patch Trace Compass to accept it, since Babeltrace does. But it's
> not very clear according to the spec, I'll check with the CTF guys if it
> should be considered valid or not.

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