Re: [PATCH] 9p: remove CONFIG_NET_9P_DEBUG option
From: Steven Rostedt
Date: Thu Aug 11 2011 - 12:05:20 EST
On Thu, 2011-08-11 at 21:24 +0530, Aneesh Kumar K.V wrote:
> On Wed, 10 Aug 2011 13:36:52 -0500, Eric Van Hensbergen <ericvh@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Wed, Aug 10, 2011 at 12:17 PM, Aneesh Kumar K.V
> > <aneesh.kumar@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > On Wed, 10 Aug 2011 07:24:56 -0500, Eric Van Hensbergen <ericvh@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > >> On Wed, Aug 10, 2011 at 4:13 AM, Aneesh Kumar K.V
> > >> <aneesh.kumar@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > >> > On Mon, 1 Aug 2011 07:14:44 -0500, Alex Ray <alexjray.ncsu@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > >> >> Remove the CONFIG_NET_9P_DEBUG option, used to completely remove logging
> > >> >> functionality from v9fs. Logging is (already) controlled with the
> > >> >> run-time debug= option, this gets rid of the compile-time option (which
> > >> >> was being misunderstood and misused).
> > >> >>
> > >> >> Signed-off-by: Alex Ray <ajray@xxxxxxxx>
> > >> >
> > >> > I see this merged to for-next. Do we know whether enabling debug always have a
> > >> > performance impact ?.
> > >> >
> > >>
> > >> No clue, but without any debug it makes it impossible for user's to
> > >> generate reasonable bug reports. If I understand the tracepoint
> > >> collection facility correctly, it incurs exactly the same overhead as
> > >> a DPRINT when the debug mount option is set to 0 (although tracepoints
> > >> are much lower overhead when actually collecting).
> > >
> > > I was worried about overhead when we are not collecting any debug info.
> > >
> > I understand that. But the overhead when not collecting is the
> > conditional branch.
> > According to Documentation/trace/tracepoints.txt this is the same for the
> > tracepoints:
> > "When a tracepoint is "off" it has no effect, except for adding a tiny
> > time penalty
> > (checking a condition for a branch) and space penalty (adding a few
> > bytes for the function call at the end of the instrumented function
> > and adds a data structure in a separate section)."
> > So, since DPRINT is essentially if(p9_debug_level & level) == level)
> > it should roughly amount to the same overhead, no? I suppose we could
> > get fancy and and prefix it with an unlikely.
> Is that true with jump label ? May be we should update tracepoints.txt ?
Correct, that should be updated. When jump labels are enabled, we have a
nop and an unconditional branch over the trace code, which when enable
will change the nop to call the trace code.
We do have a slight hit in icache, but nothing I have been able to
measure. But if we do, I could even modify it to become even less of an
impact (but will cause tracing to slow down, but we don't really care if
it speeds up non tracing case ;)
> Upstream commit:
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