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[PATCH 1/7] perf mmap: Fix perf backward recording




perf record backward recording doesn't work as we expected: it never
overwrite when ring buffer full.

Test:

(Run a busy printing task background like this:

 while True:
     print 123

send SIGUSR2 to perf to capture snapshot.)

 # ./perf record --overwrite -e raw_syscalls:sys_enter -e raw_syscalls:sys_exit --exclude-perf -a --switch-output
 [ perf record: dump data: Woken up 1 times ]
 [ perf record: Dump perf.data.2017110101520743 ]
 [ perf record: dump data: Woken up 1 times ]
 [ perf record: Dump perf.data.2017110101521251 ]
 [ perf record: dump data: Woken up 1 times ]
 [ perf record: Dump perf.data.2017110101521692 ]
 ^C[ perf record: Woken up 1 times to write data ]
 [ perf record: Dump perf.data.2017110101521936 ]
 [ perf record: Captured and wrote 0.826 MB perf.data.<timestamp> ]

 # ./perf script -i ./perf.data.2017110101520743 | head -n3
             perf  2717 [000] 12449.310785: raw_syscalls:sys_enter: NR 16 (5, 2400, 0, 59, 100, 0)
             perf  2717 [000] 12449.310790: raw_syscalls:sys_enter: NR 7 (4112340, 2, ffffffff, 3df, 100, 0)
           python  2545 [000] 12449.310800:  raw_syscalls:sys_exit: NR 1 = 4
 # ./perf script -i ./perf.data.2017110101521251 | head -n3
             perf  2717 [000] 12449.310785: raw_syscalls:sys_enter: NR 16 (5, 2400, 0, 59, 100, 0)
             perf  2717 [000] 12449.310790: raw_syscalls:sys_enter: NR 7 (4112340, 2, ffffffff, 3df, 100, 0)
           python  2545 [000] 12449.310800:  raw_syscalls:sys_exit: NR 1 = 4
 # ./perf script -i ./perf.data.2017110101521692 | head -n3
             perf  2717 [000] 12449.310785: raw_syscalls:sys_enter: NR 16 (5, 2400, 0, 59, 100, 0)
             perf  2717 [000] 12449.310790: raw_syscalls:sys_enter: NR 7 (4112340, 2, ffffffff, 3df, 100, 0)
           python  2545 [000] 12449.310800:  raw_syscalls:sys_exit: NR 1 = 4

Timestamps are never change, but my background task is a dead loop, can
easily overwhelme the ring buffer.

This patch fix it by force unsetting PROT_WRITE for backward ring
buffer, so all backward ring buffer become overwrite ring buffer.

Test result:

 # ./perf record --overwrite -e raw_syscalls:sys_enter -e raw_syscalls:sys_exit --exclude-perf -a --switch-output
 [ perf record: dump data: Woken up 1 times ]
 [ perf record: Dump perf.data.2017110101285323 ]
 [ perf record: dump data: Woken up 1 times ]
 [ perf record: Dump perf.data.2017110101290053 ]
 [ perf record: dump data: Woken up 1 times ]
 [ perf record: Dump perf.data.2017110101290446 ]
 ^C[ perf record: Woken up 1 times to write data ]
 [ perf record: Dump perf.data.2017110101290837 ]
 [ perf record: Captured and wrote 0.826 MB perf.data.<timestamp> ]
 # ./perf script -i ./perf.data.2017110101285323 | head -n3
           python  2545 [000] 11064.268083:  raw_syscalls:sys_exit: NR 1 = 4
           python  2545 [000] 11064.268084: raw_syscalls:sys_enter: NR 1 (1, 12cc330, 4, 7fc237280370, 7fc2373d0700, 2c7b0)
           python  2545 [000] 11064.268086:  raw_syscalls:sys_exit: NR 1 = 4
 # ./perf script -i ./perf.data.2017110101290 | head -n3
 failed to open ./perf.data.2017110101290: No such file or directory
 # ./perf script -i ./perf.data.2017110101290053 | head -n3
           python  2545 [000] 11071.564062: raw_syscalls:sys_enter: NR 1 (1, 12cc330, 4, 7fc237280370, 7fc2373d0700, 2c7b0)
           python  2545 [000] 11071.564064:  raw_syscalls:sys_exit: NR 1 = 4
           python  2545 [000] 11071.564066: raw_syscalls:sys_enter: NR 1 (1, 12cc330, 4, 7fc237280370, 7fc2373d0700, 2c7b0)
 # ./perf script -i ./perf.data.2017110101290 | head -n3
 perf.data.2017110101290053  perf.data.2017110101290446  perf.data.2017110101290837
 # ./perf script -i ./perf.data.2017110101290446 | head -n3
             sshd  1321 [000] 11075.499473:  raw_syscalls:sys_exit: NR 14 = 0
             sshd  1321 [000] 11075.499474: raw_syscalls:sys_enter: NR 14 (2, 7ffe98899490, 0, 8, 0, 3000)
             sshd  1321 [000] 11075.499474:  raw_syscalls:sys_exit: NR 14 = 0
 # ./perf script -i ./perf.data.2017110101290837 | head -n3
           python  2545 [000] 11079.280844:  raw_syscalls:sys_exit: NR 1 = 4
           python  2545 [000] 11079.280847: raw_syscalls:sys_enter: NR 1 (1, 12cc330, 4, 7fc237280370, 7fc2373d0700, 2c7b0)
           python  2545 [000] 11079.280850:  raw_syscalls:sys_exit: NR 1 = 4

Signed-off-by: Wang Nan <wangnan0@xxxxxxxxxx>
---
 tools/perf/util/evlist.c | 8 +++++++-
 1 file changed, 7 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/tools/perf/util/evlist.c b/tools/perf/util/evlist.c
index c6c891e..4c5daba 100644
--- a/tools/perf/util/evlist.c
+++ b/tools/perf/util/evlist.c
@@ -799,22 +799,28 @@ perf_evlist__should_poll(struct perf_evlist *evlist __maybe_unused,
 }
 
 static int perf_evlist__mmap_per_evsel(struct perf_evlist *evlist, int idx,
-				       struct mmap_params *mp, int cpu_idx,
+				       struct mmap_params *_mp, int cpu_idx,
 				       int thread, int *_output, int *_output_backward)
 {
 	struct perf_evsel *evsel;
 	int revent;
 	int evlist_cpu = cpu_map__cpu(evlist->cpus, cpu_idx);
+	struct mmap_params *mp;
 
 	evlist__for_each_entry(evlist, evsel) {
 		struct perf_mmap *maps = evlist->mmap;
+		struct mmap_params rdonly_mp;
 		int *output = _output;
 		int fd;
 		int cpu;
 
+		mp = _mp;
 		if (evsel->attr.write_backward) {
 			output = _output_backward;
 			maps = evlist->backward_mmap;
+			rdonly_mp = *_mp;
+			rdonly_mp.prot &= ~PROT_WRITE;
+			mp = &rdonly_mp;
 
 			if (!maps) {
 				maps = perf_evlist__alloc_mmap(evlist);
-- 
2.10.1