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Date:   Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:18:12 +0200
From:   Alexander Shishkin <alexander.shishkin@...ux.intel.com>
To:     Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@...radead.org>,
        Adrian Hunter <adrian.hunter@...el.com>
Cc:     linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, vince@...ter.net, eranian@...gle.com,
        Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@...llo.nl>,
        Ingo Molnar <mingo@...hat.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/4] perf, pt, coresight: AUX flags and VMX update

Alexander Shishkin <alexander.shishkin@...ux.intel.com> writes:

> With the vmm_exclusive=0, PT seems to be much more usable on BDW now. This
> patchset does three things:
>  * adds a flag to PERF_RECORD_AUX, signalling that a transaction has gaps
>    in it (due to VMX root mode kicking in),

Hi Arnaldo & Adrian,

In the above context, will something like this be fine?

Regards,
--
Alex

>From 5aba03e79c1119408b44435af8c4cee2480b0775 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Alexander Shishkin <alexander.shishkin@...ux.intel.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:08:53 +0200
Subject: [PATCH] perf tools: Handle partial AUX records and print a warning

This patch decodes the 'partial' flag in AUX records and prints
a warning to the user, so that they don't have to guess why their
PT traces contain gaps (or missing altogether):

> Warning:
> AUX data had gaps in it 6 times out of 8!
>
> Are you running a KVM guest in the background?

Currently this is the only reason for partial records.

Cc: Adrian Hunter <adrian.hunter@...el.com>
Signed-off-by: Alexander Shishkin <alexander.shishkin@...ux.intel.com>
---
 tools/include/uapi/linux/perf_event.h |  1 +
 tools/perf/util/event.c               |  5 +++--
 tools/perf/util/event.h               |  1 +
 tools/perf/util/session.c             | 17 ++++++++++++++---
 4 files changed, 19 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

diff --git a/tools/include/uapi/linux/perf_event.h b/tools/include/uapi/linux/perf_event.h
index c66a485a24..8306415207 100644
--- a/tools/include/uapi/linux/perf_event.h
+++ b/tools/include/uapi/linux/perf_event.h
@@ -885,6 +885,7 @@ enum perf_callchain_context {
  */
 #define PERF_AUX_FLAG_TRUNCATED		0x01	/* record was truncated to fit */
 #define PERF_AUX_FLAG_OVERWRITE		0x02	/* snapshot from overwrite mode */
+#define PERF_AUX_FLAG_PARTIAL		0x04	/* record contains gaps */
 
 #define PERF_FLAG_FD_NO_GROUP		(1UL << 0)
 #define PERF_FLAG_FD_OUTPUT		(1UL << 1)
diff --git a/tools/perf/util/event.c b/tools/perf/util/event.c
index 4ea7ce72ed..ba193cd019 100644
--- a/tools/perf/util/event.c
+++ b/tools/perf/util/event.c
@@ -1153,11 +1153,12 @@ int perf_event__process_exit(struct perf_tool *tool __maybe_unused,
 
 size_t perf_event__fprintf_aux(union perf_event *event, FILE *fp)
 {
-	return fprintf(fp, " offset: %#"PRIx64" size: %#"PRIx64" flags: %#"PRIx64" [%s%s]\n",
+	return fprintf(fp, " offset: %#"PRIx64" size: %#"PRIx64" flags: %#"PRIx64" [%s%s%s]\n",
 		       event->aux.aux_offset, event->aux.aux_size,
 		       event->aux.flags,
 		       event->aux.flags & PERF_AUX_FLAG_TRUNCATED ? "T" : "",
-		       event->aux.flags & PERF_AUX_FLAG_OVERWRITE ? "O" : "");
+		       event->aux.flags & PERF_AUX_FLAG_OVERWRITE ? "O" : "",
+		       event->aux.flags & PERF_AUX_FLAG_PARTIAL   ? "P" : "");
 }
 
 size_t perf_event__fprintf_itrace_start(union perf_event *event, FILE *fp)
diff --git a/tools/perf/util/event.h b/tools/perf/util/event.h
index c735c53a26..d7e53fe176 100644
--- a/tools/perf/util/event.h
+++ b/tools/perf/util/event.h
@@ -269,6 +269,7 @@ struct events_stats {
 	u64 total_lost;
 	u64 total_lost_samples;
 	u64 total_aux_lost;
+	u64 total_aux_partial;
 	u64 total_invalid_chains;
 	u32 nr_events[PERF_RECORD_HEADER_MAX];
 	u32 nr_non_filtered_samples;
diff --git a/tools/perf/util/session.c b/tools/perf/util/session.c
index 4cdbc8f5f1..abdb797fa4 100644
--- a/tools/perf/util/session.c
+++ b/tools/perf/util/session.c
@@ -1258,9 +1258,12 @@ static int machines__deliver_event(struct machines *machines,
 	case PERF_RECORD_UNTHROTTLE:
 		return tool->unthrottle(tool, event, sample, machine);
 	case PERF_RECORD_AUX:
-		if (tool->aux == perf_event__process_aux &&
-		    (event->aux.flags & PERF_AUX_FLAG_TRUNCATED))
-			evlist->stats.total_aux_lost += 1;
+		if (tool->aux == perf_event__process_aux) {
+			if (event->aux.flags & PERF_AUX_FLAG_TRUNCATED)
+				evlist->stats.total_aux_lost += 1;
+			if (event->aux.flags & PERF_AUX_FLAG_PARTIAL)
+				evlist->stats.total_aux_partial += 1;
+		}
 		return tool->aux(tool, event, sample, machine);
 	case PERF_RECORD_ITRACE_START:
 		return tool->itrace_start(tool, event, sample, machine);
@@ -1548,6 +1551,14 @@ static void perf_session__warn_about_errors(const struct perf_session *session)
 			    stats->nr_events[PERF_RECORD_AUX]);
 	}
 
+	if (session->tool->aux == perf_event__process_aux &&
+	    stats->total_aux_partial != 0) {
+		ui__warning("AUX data had gaps in it %" PRIu64 " times out of %u!\n\n"
+		            "Are you running a KVM guest in the background?\n\n",
+			    stats->total_aux_partial,
+			    stats->nr_events[PERF_RECORD_AUX]);
+	}
+
 	if (stats->nr_unknown_events != 0) {
 		ui__warning("Found %u unknown events!\n\n"
 			    "Is this an older tool processing a perf.data "
-- 
2.11.0

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