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From: Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org>
To: Tzvetomir Stoyanov <tz.stoyanov@gmail.com>
Cc: Linux Trace Devel <linux-trace-devel@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v5 06/40] trace-cmd: Add APIs for library initialization and free
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 09:21:57 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20210622092157.2f24f062@gandalf.local.home> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAPpZLN4ehDqxqeqSFraDCqb8BFF9LFynjcym-PzQJk=iBwAOBw@mail.gmail.com>

On Tue, 22 Jun 2021 09:41:20 +0300
Tzvetomir Stoyanov <tz.stoyanov@gmail.com> wrote:

> I was missing that API when I worked on the host-guest time synch
> algorithms, to initialize the library time synchronization context. I
> decided to introduce a new API, for initializing only that part of the
> library - tracecmd_tsync_init(), as this functionality will not be
> used commonly. Now with the compression changes, there is a need for
> an API for initializing the library compression context. As this

I don't see that, but I'll reply to the other email on my thoughts there.

> functionality will be used in almost all use cases, I think it makes
> sense to introduce this global tracecmd_lib_init() API, instead of
> something like  tracecmd_lib_compression_init(). Personally I do not
> like the approach to have init APIs for different parts of the
> library, especially in case of widely used functionality. This will
> complicate the usage and will force the users to know the library
> internals. I would even suggest to remove the tracecmd_tsync_init()
> API and to init time sync context in the tracecmd_lib_init().

The tsync_init() is a specific functionality and only for recording, but a
lib_init() sounds very generic, and something that needs to be run if
needed or not.

I still don't see the need for it.

-- Steve

  reply	other threads:[~2021-06-22 13:22 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 44+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-06-10 11:33 [PATCH v5 00/40] Add trace file compression Tzvetomir Stoyanov (VMware)
2021-06-10 11:33 ` [PATCH v5 01/40] trace-cmd library: Remove unused private APIs for creating trace files Tzvetomir Stoyanov (VMware)
2021-06-10 11:33 ` [PATCH v5 02/40] trace-cmd library: Remove unused API tracecmd_update_option Tzvetomir Stoyanov (VMware)
2021-06-10 11:33 ` [PATCH v5 03/40] trace-cmd: Check if file version is supported Tzvetomir Stoyanov (VMware)
2021-06-10 11:33 ` [PATCH v5 04/40] trace-cmd library: Add new API to get file version of input handler Tzvetomir Stoyanov (VMware)
2021-06-10 11:33 ` [PATCH v5 05/40] trace-cmd library: Select the file version when writing trace file Tzvetomir Stoyanov (VMware)
2021-06-10 11:33 ` [PATCH v5 06/40] trace-cmd: Add APIs for library initialization and free Tzvetomir Stoyanov (VMware)
2021-06-22  1:27   ` Steven Rostedt
2021-06-22  6:41     ` Tzvetomir Stoyanov
2021-06-22 13:21       ` Steven Rostedt [this message]
2021-06-10 11:33 ` [PATCH v5 07/40] trace-cmd library: Add support for compression algorithms Tzvetomir Stoyanov (VMware)
2021-06-10 11:33 ` [PATCH v5 08/40] trace-cmd list: Show supported " Tzvetomir Stoyanov (VMware)
2021-06-10 11:33 ` [PATCH v5 09/40] trace-cmd library: Bump the trace file version to 7 Tzvetomir Stoyanov (VMware)
2021-06-10 11:33 ` [PATCH v5 10/40] trace-cmd library: Compress part of the trace file Tzvetomir Stoyanov (VMware)
2021-06-10 11:33 ` [PATCH v5 11/40] trace-cmd library: Read compressed " Tzvetomir Stoyanov (VMware)
2021-06-10 11:33 ` [PATCH v5 12/40] trace-cmd library: Add new API to get compression of input handler Tzvetomir Stoyanov (VMware)
2021-06-10 11:33 ` [PATCH v5 13/40] trace-cmd library: Inherit compression algorithm from input file Tzvetomir Stoyanov (VMware)
2021-06-10 11:34 ` [PATCH v5 14/40] trace-cmd library: Extend the create file APIs to support different compression Tzvetomir Stoyanov (VMware)
2021-06-10 11:34 ` [PATCH v5 15/40] trace-cmd record: Add new parameter --compression Tzvetomir Stoyanov (VMware)
2021-06-10 11:34 ` [PATCH v5 16/40] trace-cmd dump: Add support for trace files version 7 Tzvetomir Stoyanov (VMware)
2021-06-10 11:34 ` [PATCH v5 17/40] trace-cmd library: Add support for zlib compression library Tzvetomir Stoyanov (VMware)
2021-06-10 11:34 ` [PATCH v5 18/40] trace-cmd library: Hide the logic for updating buffer offset Tzvetomir Stoyanov (VMware)
2021-06-10 11:34 ` [PATCH v5 19/40] trace-cmd: Move buffers description outside of options Tzvetomir Stoyanov (VMware)
2021-06-10 11:34 ` [PATCH v5 20/40] trace-cmd library: Track the offset in the option section in the trace file Tzvetomir Stoyanov (VMware)
2021-06-10 11:34 ` [PATCH v5 21/40] trace-cmd library: Add compression of the option section of " Tzvetomir Stoyanov (VMware)
2021-06-10 11:34 ` [PATCH v5 22/40] trace-cmd library: Refactor the logic for writing trace data in the file Tzvetomir Stoyanov (VMware)
2021-06-10 11:34 ` [PATCH v5 23/40] trace-cmd library: Add APIs for read and write compressed data in chunks Tzvetomir Stoyanov (VMware)
2021-06-10 11:34 ` [PATCH v5 24/40] trace-cmd: Compress trace data Tzvetomir Stoyanov (VMware)
2021-06-10 11:34 ` [PATCH v5 25/40] trace-cmd: Read compressed " Tzvetomir Stoyanov (VMware)
2021-06-10 11:34 ` [PATCH v5 26/40] trace-cmd library: Compress latency " Tzvetomir Stoyanov (VMware)
2021-06-10 11:34 ` [PATCH v5 27/40] trace-cmd: Read compressed " Tzvetomir Stoyanov (VMware)
2021-06-10 11:34 ` [PATCH v5 28/40] trace-cmd library: Reuse within the library the function that checks file state Tzvetomir Stoyanov (VMware)
2021-06-10 11:34 ` [PATCH v5 29/40] trace-cmd library: Make tracecmd_copy_headers() to work with output handler Tzvetomir Stoyanov (VMware)
2021-06-10 11:34 ` [PATCH v5 30/40] trace-cmd: Do not use trace file compression with streams Tzvetomir Stoyanov (VMware)
2021-06-10 11:34 ` [PATCH v5 31/40] trace-cmd library: Add new API to get file version of output handler Tzvetomir Stoyanov (VMware)
2021-06-10 11:34 ` [PATCH v5 32/40] trace-cmd: Add file state parameter to tracecmd_copy Tzvetomir Stoyanov (VMware)
2021-06-10 11:34 ` [PATCH v5 33/40] trace-cmd: Copy CPU count in tracecmd_copy Tzvetomir Stoyanov (VMware)
2021-06-10 11:34 ` [PATCH v5 34/40] trace-cmd: Copy buffers description " Tzvetomir Stoyanov (VMware)
2021-06-10 11:34 ` [PATCH v5 35/40] trace-cmd: Copy options " Tzvetomir Stoyanov (VMware)
2021-06-10 11:34 ` [PATCH v5 36/40] trace-cmd library: Refactor the logic for writing CPU trace data Tzvetomir Stoyanov (VMware)
2021-06-10 11:34 ` [PATCH v5 37/40] trace-cmd library: Refactor the logic for writing CPU instance " Tzvetomir Stoyanov (VMware)
2021-06-10 11:34 ` [PATCH v5 38/40] trace-cmd: Copy trace data in tracecmd_copy Tzvetomir Stoyanov (VMware)
2021-06-10 11:34 ` [PATCH v5 39/40] trace-cmd: Add compression parameter to tracecmd_copy Tzvetomir Stoyanov (VMware)
2021-06-10 11:34 ` [PATCH v5 40/40] trace-cmd: Add new command "trace-cmd convert" Tzvetomir Stoyanov (VMware)

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