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From: Tzvetomir Stoyanov <tz.stoyanov@gmail.com>
To: Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org>
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 09:41:20 +0300	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAPpZLN4ehDqxqeqSFraDCqb8BFF9LFynjcym-PzQJk=iBwAOBw@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210621212711.4f7469bc@oasis.local.home>

On Tue, Jun 22, 2021 at 4:27 AM Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org> wrote:
>
> On Thu, 10 Jun 2021 14:33:52 +0300
> "Tzvetomir Stoyanov (VMware)" <tz.stoyanov@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > The trace-cmd library has no APIs for initialization and free of the
> > whole library. Added these new APIs:
> >  tracecmd_lib_init()
> >  tracecmd_lib_free()
>
> This isn't a very use friendly API.
>
> The reason I see you added this was for zlib, which I don't think is
> necessary.

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
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().

>
> -- Steve
>
>
>
> > and call them in trace-cmd main function.
> >



--
Tzvetomir (Ceco) Stoyanov
VMware Open Source Technology Center

  reply	other threads:[~2021-06-22  6:41 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 [this message]
2021-06-22 13:21       ` Steven Rostedt
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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