Re: [RFC PATCH v5 09/10] thermal: add trace events to the power allocator governor
From: Javi Merino
Date: Fri Jul 11 2014 - 04:28:09 EST
On Thu, Jul 10, 2014 at 07:03:50PM +0100, Steven Rostedt wrote:
> On Thu, 10 Jul 2014 17:20:14 +0100
> "Javi Merino" <javi.merino@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> > >
> > > How many CPUs are you saving load_cpu on? A trace event can't be bigger
> > > than a page. And the data is actually a little less than that with the
> > > required headers.
> > The biggest system I've tested it on is an 8 cpu system (with
> > NR_CPUS==8). So yes, small and we haven't seen any issues.
> > Are you saying that we are siphoning too much data through ftrace? He
> > find it really valuable to collect information during run and process
> > it afterwards but I can see how this may not be feasible for systems
> > with thousands of cpus.
> Only too much for a single event. Perhaps have the tracepoint post per
> CPU? Then you wouldn't need that array.
Sounds good, I'll do that.
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