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authorKOSAKI Motohiro <kosaki.motohiro@jp.fujitsu.com>2009-03-09 18:15:34 +0900
committerIngo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>2009-03-09 10:26:13 +0100
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tracing: Don't use tracing_record_cmdline() in workqueue tracer
Impact: improve workqueue tracer output Currently, /sys/kernel/debug/tracing/trace_stat/workqueues can display wrong and strange thread names. Why? Currently, ftrace has tracing_record_cmdline()/trace_find_cmdline() convenience function that implements a task->comm string cache. This can avoid unnecessary memcpy overhead and the workqueue tracer uses it. However, in general, any trace statistics feature shouldn't use tracing_record_cmdline() because trace statistics can display very old process. Then comm cache can return wrong string because recent process overrides the cache. Fortunately, workqueue trace guarantees that displayed processes are live. Thus we can search comm string from PID at display time. <before> % cat workqueues # CPU INSERTED EXECUTED NAME # | | | | 7 431913 431913 kondemand/7 7 0 0 tail 7 21 21 git 7 0 0 ls 7 9 9 cat 7 832632 832632 unix_chkpwd 7 236292 236292 ls Note: tail, git, ls, cat unix_chkpwd are obiously not workqueue thread. <after> % cat workqueues # CPU INSERTED EXECUTED NAME # | | | | 7 510 510 kondemand/7 7 0 0 kmpathd/7 7 15 15 ata/7 7 0 0 aio/7 7 11 11 kblockd/7 7 1063 1063 work_on_cpu/7 7 167 167 events/7 Signed-off-by: KOSAKI Motohiro <kosaki.motohiro@jp.fujitsu.com> Cc: Lai Jiangshan <laijs@cn.fujitsu.com> Cc: Steven Rostedt <srostedt@redhat.com> Cc: Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
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