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2015-02-27perf buildid-cache: Add --purge FILE to remove all caches of FILEMasami Hiramatsu1-4/+9
Add --purge FILE to remove all caches of FILE. Since the current --remove FILE removes a cache which has same build-id of given FILE. Since the command takes a FILE path, it can confuse user who tries to remove cache about FILE path. ----- # ./perf buildid-cache -v --add ./perf Adding 133b7b5486d987a5ab5c3ebf4ea14941f45d4d4f ./perf: Ok # (update the ./perf binary) # ./perf buildid-cache -v --remove ./perf Removing 305bbd1be68f66eca7e2d78db294653031edfa79 ./perf: FAIL ./perf wasn't in the cache ----- Actually, the --remove's FAIL is not shown, it just silently fails. So, this patch adds --purge FILE action for such usecase. perf buildid-cache --purge FILE removes all caches which has same FILE path. In other words, it removes all caches including old binaries. ----- # ./perf buildid-cache -v --add ./perf Adding 133b7b5486d987a5ab5c3ebf4ea14941f45d4d4f ./perf: Ok # (update the ./perf binary) # ./perf buildid-cache -v --purge ./perf Removing 133b7b5486d987a5ab5c3ebf4ea14941f45d4d4f ./perf: Ok ----- BTW, if you want to purge all the caches, remove ~/.debug/* . Signed-off-by: Masami Hiramatsu <masami.hiramatsu.pt@hitachi.com> Cc: Adrian Hunter <adrian.hunter@intel.com> Cc: Borislav Petkov <bp@suse.de> Cc: Hemant Kumar <hemant@linux.vnet.ibm.com> Cc: Jiri Olsa <jolsa@kernel.org> Cc: Namhyung Kim <namhyung@kernel.org> Cc: Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org> Cc: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl> Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20150227045026.1999.64084.stgit@localhost.localdomain [ s/dirname/dir_name/g to fix build on fedora14, where dirname is a global ] Signed-off-by: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@redhat.com>
2015-02-27perf buildid-cache: Add new buildid cache if update target is not cachedMasami Hiramatsu1-3/+8
Add new buildid cache if the update target file is not cached. This can happen when an old binary is replaced by new one after caching the old one. In this case, user sees his operation just failed. But it does not look straight, since user just pass the binary "path", not "build-id". ---- # ./perf buildid-cache --add ./perf (update ./perf to new binary) # ./perf buildid-cache --update ./perf ./perf wasn't in the cache # ---- This patch adds given new binary to cache if the new binary is not cached. So we'll not see the above error. ---- # ./perf buildid-cache --add ./perf (update ./perf to new binary) # ./perf buildid-cache --update ./perf # ---- Signed-off-by: Masami Hiramatsu <masami.hiramatsu.pt@hitachi.com> Cc: Adrian Hunter <adrian.hunter@intel.com> Cc: Borislav Petkov <bp@suse.de> Cc: Hemant Kumar <hemant@linux.vnet.ibm.com> Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@redhat.com> Cc: Jiri Olsa <jolsa@kernel.org> Cc: Namhyung Kim <namhyung@kernel.org> Cc: Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org> Cc: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl> Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20150226065440.23912.1494.stgit@localhost.localdomain Signed-off-by: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@redhat.com>
2015-01-21perf tools: Remove EOL whitespacesArnaldo Carvalho de Melo1-1/+1
Janitorial stuff: boredom moment. Cc: Adrian Hunter <adrian.hunter@intel.com> Cc: Borislav Petkov <bp@suse.de> Cc: David Ahern <dsahern@gmail.com> Cc: Don Zickus <dzickus@redhat.com> Cc: Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@gmail.com> Cc: Jiri Olsa <jolsa@redhat.com> Cc: Mike Galbraith <efault@gmx.de> Cc: Namhyung Kim <namhyung@kernel.org> Cc: Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org> Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org> Cc: Stephane Eranian <eranian@google.com> Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/n/tip-u70i7shys3kths4hzru72bha@git.kernel.org Signed-off-by: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@redhat.com>
2013-10-14perf buildid-cache: Add ability to add kcore to the cacheAdrian Hunter1-0/+13
kcore can be used to view the running kernel object code. However, kcore changes as modules are loaded and unloaded, and when the kernel decides to modify its own code. Consequently it is useful to create a copy of kcore at a particular time. Unlike vmlinux, kcore is not unique for a given build-id. And in addition, the kallsyms and modules files are also needed. The tool therefore creates a directory: ~/.debug/[kernel.kcore]/<build-id>/<YYYYmmddHHMMSShh> which contains: kcore, kallsyms and modules. Note that the copied kcore contains only code sections. See the kcore_copy() function for how that is determined. The tool will not make additional copies of kcore if there is already one with the same modules at the same addresses. Currently, perf tools will not look for kcore in the cache. That is addressed in another patch. Signed-off-by: Adrian Hunter <adrian.hunter@intel.com> Cc: David Ahern <dsahern@gmail.com> Cc: Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@gmail.com> Cc: Jiri Olsa <jolsa@redhat.com> Cc: Mike Galbraith <efault@gmx.de> Cc: Namhyung Kim <namhyung@gmail.com> Cc: Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org> Cc: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl> Cc: Stephane Eranian <eranian@google.com> Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/525BF849.5030405@intel.com [ renamed 'index' to 'idx' to avoid shadowing string.h symbol in f12, use at least one member initializer when initializing a struct to zeros, also to fix the build on f12 ] Signed-off-by: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@redhat.com>
2013-02-14perf buildid-cache: Add --update optionNamhyung Kim1-0/+4
When adding vmlinux file to build-id cache, it'd be fail since kallsyms dso with a same build-id was already added by perf record. So one needs to remove the kallsyms first to add vmlinux into the cache. Add --update option for doing it at once. Signed-off-by: Namhyung Kim <namhyung@kernel.org> Cc: Andi Kleen <andi@firstfloor.org> Cc: Borislav Petkov <bp@alien8.de> Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org> Cc: Jiri Olsa <jolsa@redhat.com> Cc: Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org> Cc: Pekka Enberg <penberg@kernel.org> Cc: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl> Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/1360227734-375-5-git-send-email-namhyung@kernel.org Signed-off-by: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@redhat.com>
2012-12-09perf buildid-cache: Add option to show build ids that are missing in the cacheArnaldo Carvalho de Melo1-0/+3
This will allow to connect with services being put in place by distros such as Fedora, where one can retrieve DSOs by their build-id. Example usage: for buildid in $(perf buildid-cache --missing perf.data | cut -d' ' -f1) ; do echo "trying to get $buildid" wget -q https://darkserver.fedoraproject.org/buildids/$buildid cat $buildid ; echo rm -f $buildid done Now its just a matter of some porcelain to get the details provided by such a service, retrieve the file and use 'perf buildid-cache --add $FILE' to insert it in the cache, then use 'perf report' or 'annotate' that will find the required files in the cache. More information about the darkserver service at: https://darkserver.fedoraproject.org/ Cc: David Ahern <dsahern@gmail.com> Cc: Frank Eigler <fche@redhat.com> Cc: Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@gmail.com> Cc: Jiri Olsa <jolsa@redhat.com> Cc: Kushal Das <kdas@redhat.com> Cc: Mark Wielaard <mjw@redhat.com> Cc: Mike Galbraith <efault@gmx.de> Cc: Namhyung Kim <namhyung@gmail.com> Cc: Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org> Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org> Cc: Stephane Eranian <eranian@google.com> Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/n/tip-6fuktuiyjn4jykxmt7c9f7xq@git.kernel.org Signed-off-by: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@redhat.com>
2010-07-28perf man pages: Fix cut'n'paste errorArnaldo Carvalho de Melo1-4/+4
We remove files _from_ the cache. Cc: Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@gmail.com> Cc: Mike Galbraith <efault@gmx.de> Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org> Cc: Stephane Eranian <eranian@google.com> LKML-Reference: <new-submission> Signed-off-by: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@redhat.com>
2010-05-04perf inject: Add missing bitsArnaldo Carvalho de Melo1-2/+2
New commands need to have Documentation and be added to command-list.txt so that they can appear when 'perf' is called withouth any subcommand: [root@doppio linux-2.6-tip]# perf usage: perf [--version] [--help] COMMAND [ARGS] The most commonly used perf commands are: annotate Read perf.data (created by perf record) and display annotated code archive Create archive with object files with build-ids found in perf.data file bench General framework for benchmark suites buildid-cache Manage build-id cache. buildid-list List the buildids in a perf.data file diff Read two perf.data files and display the differential profile inject Filter to augment the events stream with additional information kmem Tool to trace/measure kernel memory(slab) properties kvm Tool to trace/measure kvm guest os list List all symbolic event types lock Analyze lock events probe Define new dynamic tracepoints record Run a command and record its profile into perf.data report Read perf.data (created by perf record) and display the profile sched Tool to trace/measure scheduler properties (latencies) stat Run a command and gather performance counter statistics test Runs sanity tests. timechart Tool to visualize total system behavior during a workload top System profiling tool. trace Read perf.data (created by perf record) and display trace output See 'perf help COMMAND' for more information on a specific command. [root@doppio linux-2.6-tip]# The new 'perf inject' command hadn't so it wasn't appearing on that list. Also fix the long option, that should have no spaces in it, rename the faulty one to be '--build-ids', instead of '--inject build-ids'. Reported-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> Cc: Frédéric Weisbecker <fweisbec@gmail.com> Cc: Mike Galbraith <efault@gmx.de> Cc: Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org> Cc: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl> Cc: Tom Zanussi <tzanussi@gmail.com> LKML-Reference: <new-submission> Signed-off-by: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@redhat.com>
2010-01-21perf buildid-cache: Add new command to manage build-id cacheArnaldo Carvalho de Melo1-0/+33
For now it just has operations to examine a given file, find its build-id and add or remove it to/from the cache. Useful, for instance, when adding binaries sent together with a perf.data file, so that we can add them to the cache and have the tools find it when resolving symbols. It'll also manage the size of the cache like 'ccache' does. Signed-off-by: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@redhat.com> Cc: Frédéric Weisbecker <fweisbec@gmail.com> Cc: Mike Galbraith <efault@gmx.de> Cc: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl> Cc: Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org> LKML-Reference: <1264008525-29025-1-git-send-email-acme@infradead.org> Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>