Re: [PATCH 4/5] perf tools: Allow to ignore missing pid
From: Jiri Olsa
Date: Mon Dec 12 2016 - 09:53:20 EST
On Mon, Dec 12, 2016 at 11:32:09AM -0300, Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo wrote:
> Em Mon, Dec 12, 2016 at 11:35:42AM +0100, Jiri Olsa escreveu:
> > Adding perf_evsel::ignore_missing_cpu_thread bool.
> > When set true, it allows perf to ignore error of missing
> > pid of perf event syscall.
> > We remove missing thread id from the thread_map, so the
> > rest of the processing like ioctl and mmap won't get
> > disturbed with -1 fd
> What was the test performed? I tried it here the following while doing
> a 'make -j4 allmodconfig' in the background, i.e. tons of threads coming
> and going, and I sometimes get:
> [root@jouet ~]# perf record -u acme
> The sys_perf_event_open() syscall returned with 3 (No such process) for
> event (cycles:ppp).
> /bin/dmesg may provide additional information.
> No CONFIG_PERF_EVENTS=y kernel support configured?
I dont think it's fast enough (start/stop) to hit the race, I've got best
results with having on background this:
while :; do /usr/bin/true; done