Re: [RFC/PATCHSET 00/17] perf tools: Add support for hierachy view (v2)
From: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo
Date: Wed Jan 20 2016 - 08:32:16 EST
Em Wed, Jan 20, 2016 at 09:34:51AM +0900, Namhyung Kim escreveu:
> On Tue, Jan 19, 2016 at 05:59:41PM -0300, Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo wrote:
> > Em Sun, Jan 17, 2016 at 01:03:00AM +0900, Namhyung Kim escreveu:
> > > Hello,
> > >
> > > This is v2 attempt of my earlier patchset . This patchset
> > > implements a new feature that collects hist entries in a hierachical
> > > manner. That means lower-level entries belong to an upper-level
> > > entry. The entry hierachy is built on the sort keys given, so users
> > > can set it whatever they want. It only shows top-level entries first,
> > > and user can expand/collapse it dynamically.
> > >
> > > This time I implemented it for every output browser including TUI.
> > > A screenshot on TUI looks like below:
> > >
> > > For normal output:
> > >
> > > $ perf report --tui
> > > Samples: 3K of event 'cycles:pp', Event count (approx.): 1695979674
> > > Overhead Command Shared Object Symbol
> > > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> > > - 7.57% swapper [kernel.vmlinux] [k] intel_idle
> > > intel_idle
> > > cpuidle_enter_state
> > > cpuidle_enter
> > > call_cpuidle
> > > + cpu_startup_entry
> > > + 1.16 firefox firefox [.] 0x00000000000019433
> > > + 0.97% firefox libpthread-2.22.so [.] pthread_mutex_lock
> > > ...
> > >
> > >
> > > With hierarchy view,
> > Ok, tested, this is really nice, I think it should be the default, from
> > where to drill down, we could have a '--no-hierarchy', Ingo?
> Yeah, we already have --no-hierarchy (as a side effect of having
> --hierarchy) but I don't want to change the default now since existing
> users will complain. Now we have 'tips' in the perf report browser,
> maybe it's enough to add a line to suggest to use it (and it's already
> done by this patchset). I remember the time we changed default for
> '--children' and many people complained about it.
:-) Ok, what about an extra patch that, when alt+H is pressed (we're
running out of appropriate hotkeys) we toggle to --hierarchy view, press
it again, back to --no-hierarchy?
> We maybe change the default later but I think it's better to have some
> time to people can play with it and find it useful. :) And, as always,
> we can have a config option to control the default.
> Btw, do you think it's worth adding a short option (-H) for
> --hierarchy (instead of making it default)?
I don't think this will remain for long as something we would want to
use in the command line, i.e. that we would have about half the number
of users wanting one hierarchy while the others wouldn't, for such cases
probably the best is to keep it as just a long option?
I.e. either the user uses --hierarchy and finds it so useful that he
will want to have it as his default or dislikes it and stops passing
that option in the command line, end result is that it will be a one
time use of such option, no need to have the one letter option used in
One thing I just noticed was that right after I ran:
$ perf report --hie
The tool suggests that I use the brand new '--hierarchy' option :-)
How hard would it be to provide a way to disable some of the suggestions
when what is randomly suggested is already what the user is doing?