Re: [PATCH 02/25] perf stat record: Add record command

From: Jiri Olsa
Date: Fri Nov 06 2015 - 03:24:10 EST

On Thu, Nov 05, 2015 at 05:51:01PM -0300, Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo wrote:


> In the second case it almost works, modulo that warning.
> I think that what we need to achieve is for older tools to be able to, with a
> file produced by 'perf stat record', to show this:
> [root@zoo ~]# perf report --no-header --stdio
> Error:
> The file has no samples!
> # To display the header info, please use --header/--header-only options.
> #
> [root@zoo ~]#
> I.e. the file should look like one that is produced by this command, purposely
> to not create any sample:
> # perf record -e syscalls:sys_enter_accept usleep 1
> [ perf record: Woken up 1 times to write data ]
> [ perf record: Captured and wrote 0.018 MB ]
> I applied the first patch and added it to that perf/stat branch.

well.. it's either simple patches and step by step
functionality or one big with everything..

[PATCH 02/25] perf stat record: Add record command
- adds record command that creates empty

[PATCH 03/25] perf stat record: Initialize record features
- adds FEATURES initialization for stat data

[PATCH 04/25] perf stat record: Synthesize stat record data
- adds meta data

[PATCH 05/25] perf stat record: Store events IDs in perf data file
- adds event IDs

you get proper warning right after patch 3/25, where
we store STAT feature bit and properly check it when

I can merge patch 2 and 3 to get the proper warning
from begining.. but that'd be bigger patch ;-)

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