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authorArjan van de Ven <arjan@infradead.org>2009-02-10 11:42:26 -0800
committerIngo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>2009-02-11 10:18:04 +0100
commitad0b0fd554dfc126b5750d14908dccc3bbf602be (patch)
tree35e178387e36ac62672e2076231a608c571de0c1 /kernel/latencytop.c
parentf437e8b53eab92a5829e65781e29aed23d8ffd0c (diff)
downloadlinux-sh-ad0b0fd554dfc126b5750d14908dccc3bbf602be.tar.gz
sched, latencytop: incorporate review feedback from Andrew Morton
Andrew had some suggestions for the latencytop file; this patch takes care of most of these: * Add documentation * Turn account_scheduler_latency into an inline function * Don't report negative values to userspace * Make the file operations struct const * Fix a few checkpatch.pl warnings Signed-off-by: Arjan van de Ven <arjan@linux.intel.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Diffstat (limited to 'kernel/latencytop.c')
-rw-r--r--kernel/latencytop.c83
1 files changed, 71 insertions, 12 deletions
diff --git a/kernel/latencytop.c b/kernel/latencytop.c
index 449db466bdbc..ca07c5c0c914 100644
--- a/kernel/latencytop.c
+++ b/kernel/latencytop.c
@@ -9,6 +9,44 @@
* as published by the Free Software Foundation; version 2
* of the License.
*/
+
+/*
+ * CONFIG_LATENCYTOP enables a kernel latency tracking infrastructure that is
+ * used by the "latencytop" userspace tool. The latency that is tracked is not
+ * the 'traditional' interrupt latency (which is primarily caused by something
+ * else consuming CPU), but instead, it is the latency an application encounters
+ * because the kernel sleeps on its behalf for various reasons.
+ *
+ * This code tracks 2 levels of statistics:
+ * 1) System level latency
+ * 2) Per process latency
+ *
+ * The latency is stored in fixed sized data structures in an accumulated form;
+ * if the "same" latency cause is hit twice, this will be tracked as one entry
+ * in the data structure. Both the count, total accumulated latency and maximum
+ * latency are tracked in this data structure. When the fixed size structure is
+ * full, no new causes are tracked until the buffer is flushed by writing to
+ * the /proc file; the userspace tool does this on a regular basis.
+ *
+ * A latency cause is identified by a stringified backtrace at the point that
+ * the scheduler gets invoked. The userland tool will use this string to
+ * identify the cause of the latency in human readable form.
+ *
+ * The information is exported via /proc/latency_stats and /proc/<pid>/latency.
+ * These files look like this:
+ *
+ * Latency Top version : v0.1
+ * 70 59433 4897 i915_irq_wait drm_ioctl vfs_ioctl do_vfs_ioctl sys_ioctl
+ * | | | |
+ * | | | +----> the stringified backtrace
+ * | | +---------> The maximum latency for this entry in microseconds
+ * | +--------------> The accumulated latency for this entry (microseconds)
+ * +-------------------> The number of times this entry is hit
+ *
+ * (note: the average latency is the accumulated latency divided by the number
+ * of times)
+ */
+
#include <linux/latencytop.h>
#include <linux/kallsyms.h>
#include <linux/seq_file.h>
@@ -72,7 +110,7 @@ account_global_scheduler_latency(struct task_struct *tsk, struct latency_record
firstnonnull = i;
continue;
}
- for (q = 0 ; q < LT_BACKTRACEDEPTH ; q++) {
+ for (q = 0; q < LT_BACKTRACEDEPTH; q++) {
unsigned long record = lat->backtrace[q];
if (latency_record[i].backtrace[q] != record) {
@@ -101,31 +139,52 @@ account_global_scheduler_latency(struct task_struct *tsk, struct latency_record
memcpy(&latency_record[i], lat, sizeof(struct latency_record));
}
-static inline void store_stacktrace(struct task_struct *tsk, struct latency_record *lat)
+/*
+ * Iterator to store a backtrace into a latency record entry
+ */
+static inline void store_stacktrace(struct task_struct *tsk,
+ struct latency_record *lat)
{
struct stack_trace trace;
memset(&trace, 0, sizeof(trace));
trace.max_entries = LT_BACKTRACEDEPTH;
trace.entries = &lat->backtrace[0];
- trace.skip = 0;
save_stack_trace_tsk(tsk, &trace);
}
+/**
+ * __account_scheduler_latency - record an occured latency
+ * @tsk - the task struct of the task hitting the latency
+ * @usecs - the duration of the latency in microseconds
+ * @inter - 1 if the sleep was interruptible, 0 if uninterruptible
+ *
+ * This function is the main entry point for recording latency entries
+ * as called by the scheduler.
+ *
+ * This function has a few special cases to deal with normal 'non-latency'
+ * sleeps: specifically, interruptible sleep longer than 5 msec is skipped
+ * since this usually is caused by waiting for events via select() and co.
+ *
+ * Negative latencies (caused by time going backwards) are also explicitly
+ * skipped.
+ */
void __sched
-account_scheduler_latency(struct task_struct *tsk, int usecs, int inter)
+__account_scheduler_latency(struct task_struct *tsk, int usecs, int inter)
{
unsigned long flags;
int i, q;
struct latency_record lat;
- if (!latencytop_enabled)
- return;
-
/* Long interruptible waits are generally user requested... */
if (inter && usecs > 5000)
return;
+ /* Negative sleeps are time going backwards */
+ /* Zero-time sleeps are non-interesting */
+ if (usecs <= 0)
+ return;
+
memset(&lat, 0, sizeof(lat));
lat.count = 1;
lat.time = usecs;
@@ -143,12 +202,12 @@ account_scheduler_latency(struct task_struct *tsk, int usecs, int inter)
if (tsk->latency_record_count >= LT_SAVECOUNT)
goto out_unlock;
- for (i = 0; i < LT_SAVECOUNT ; i++) {
+ for (i = 0; i < LT_SAVECOUNT; i++) {
struct latency_record *mylat;
int same = 1;
mylat = &tsk->latency_record[i];
- for (q = 0 ; q < LT_BACKTRACEDEPTH ; q++) {
+ for (q = 0; q < LT_BACKTRACEDEPTH; q++) {
unsigned long record = lat.backtrace[q];
if (mylat->backtrace[q] != record) {
@@ -186,7 +245,7 @@ static int lstats_show(struct seq_file *m, void *v)
for (i = 0; i < MAXLR; i++) {
if (latency_record[i].backtrace[0]) {
int q;
- seq_printf(m, "%i %li %li ",
+ seq_printf(m, "%i %lu %lu ",
latency_record[i].count,
latency_record[i].time,
latency_record[i].max);
@@ -223,7 +282,7 @@ static int lstats_open(struct inode *inode, struct file *filp)
return single_open(filp, lstats_show, NULL);
}
-static struct file_operations lstats_fops = {
+static const struct file_operations lstats_fops = {
.open = lstats_open,
.read = seq_read,
.write = lstats_write,
@@ -236,4 +295,4 @@ static int __init init_lstats_procfs(void)
proc_create("latency_stats", 0644, NULL, &lstats_fops);
return 0;
}
-__initcall(init_lstats_procfs);
+device_initcall(init_lstats_procfs);