[v9,15/15] perf record: introduce --control fd:ctl-fd[,ack-fd] options
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Message ID 2f860f76-7d65-d319-8727-70f59824ca59@linux.intel.com
State New
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  • perf: support enable and disable commands in stat and record modes
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Alexey Budankov July 3, 2020, 7:49 a.m. UTC
Introduce --control fd:ctl-fd[,ack-fd] options to pass open file
descriptors numbers from command line. Extend perf-record.txt file
with --control fd:ctl-fd[,ack-fd] options description. Document
possible usage model introduced by --control fd:ctl-fd[,ack-fd]
options by providing example bash shell script.

Signed-off-by: Alexey Budankov <alexey.budankov@linux.intel.com>
---
 tools/perf/Documentation/perf-record.txt | 39 ++++++++++++++++++++++++
 tools/perf/builtin-record.c              | 37 ++++++++++++++++++++++
 tools/perf/util/record.h                 |  2 ++
 3 files changed, 78 insertions(+)

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diff --git a/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-record.txt b/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-record.txt
index a84376605805..3f72d8e261f3 100644
--- a/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-record.txt
+++ b/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-record.txt
@@ -627,6 +627,45 @@  option. The -e option and this one can be mixed and matched.  Events
 can be grouped using the {} notation.
 endif::HAVE_LIBPFM[]
 
+--control fd:ctl-fd[,ack-fd]
+Listen on ctl-fd descriptor for command to control measurement ('enable': enable events,
+'disable': disable events). Measurements can be started with events disabled using
+--delay=-1 option. Optionally send control command completion ('ack\n') to ack-fd descriptor
+to synchronize with the controlling process. Example of bash shell script to enable and
+disable events during measurements:
+
+#!/bin/bash
+
+ctl_dir=/tmp/
+
+ctl_fifo=${ctl_dir}perf_ctl.fifo
+test -p ${ctl_fifo} && unlink ${ctl_fifo}
+mkfifo ${ctl_fifo}
+exec {ctl_fd}<>${ctl_fifo}
+
+ctl_ack_fifo=${ctl_dir}perf_ctl_ack.fifo
+test -p ${ctl_ack_fifo} && unlink ${ctl_ack_fifo}
+mkfifo ${ctl_ack_fifo}
+exec {ctl_fd_ack}<>${ctl_ack_fifo}
+
+perf record -D -1 -e cpu-cycles -a               \
+            --control fd:${ctl_fd},${ctl_fd_ack} \
+            -- sleep 30 &
+perf_pid=$!
+
+sleep 5  && echo 'enable' >&${ctl_fd} && read -u ${ctl_fd_ack} e1 && echo "enabled(${e1})"
+sleep 10 && echo 'disable' >&${ctl_fd} && read -u ${ctl_fd_ack} d1 && echo "disabled(${d1})"
+
+exec {ctl_fd_ack}>&-
+unlink ${ctl_ack_fifo}
+
+exec {ctl_fd}>&-
+unlink ${ctl_fifo}
+
+wait -n ${perf_pid}
+exit $?
+
+
 SEE ALSO
 --------
 linkperf:perf-stat[1], linkperf:perf-list[1], linkperf:perf-intel-pt[1]
diff --git a/tools/perf/builtin-record.c b/tools/perf/builtin-record.c
index 632e61fe70bd..0718aa71b4ba 100644
--- a/tools/perf/builtin-record.c
+++ b/tools/perf/builtin-record.c
@@ -1749,6 +1749,9 @@  static int __cmd_record(struct record *rec, int argc, const char **argv)
 		perf_evlist__start_workload(rec->evlist);
 	}
 
+	if (evlist__initialize_ctlfd(rec->evlist, opts->ctl_fd, opts->ctl_fd_ack))
+		goto out_child;
+
 	if (opts->initial_delay) {
 		pr_info(EVLIST_DISABLED_MSG);
 		if (opts->initial_delay > 0) {
@@ -1895,6 +1898,7 @@  static int __cmd_record(struct record *rec, int argc, const char **argv)
 		record__synthesize_workload(rec, true);
 
 out_child:
+	evlist__finalize_ctlfd(rec->evlist);
 	record__mmap_read_all(rec, true);
 	record__aio_mmap_read_sync(rec);
 
@@ -2244,6 +2248,33 @@  static int record__parse_mmap_pages(const struct option *opt,
 	return ret;
 }
 
+static int parse_control_option(const struct option *opt,
+				const char *str,
+				int unset __maybe_unused)
+{
+	char *comma = NULL, *endptr = NULL;
+	struct record_opts *config = (struct record_opts *)opt->value;
+
+	if (strncmp(str, "fd:", 3))
+		return -EINVAL;
+
+	config->ctl_fd = strtoul(&str[3], &endptr, 0);
+	if (endptr == &str[3])
+		return -EINVAL;
+
+	comma = strchr(str, ',');
+	if (comma) {
+		if (endptr != comma)
+			return -EINVAL;
+
+		config->ctl_fd_ack = strtoul(comma + 1, &endptr, 0);
+		if (endptr == comma + 1 || *endptr != '\0')
+			return -EINVAL;
+	}
+
+	return 0;
+}
+
 static void switch_output_size_warn(struct record *rec)
 {
 	u64 wakeup_size = evlist__mmap_size(rec->opts.mmap_pages);
@@ -2380,6 +2411,8 @@  static struct record record = {
 		},
 		.mmap_flush          = MMAP_FLUSH_DEFAULT,
 		.nr_threads_synthesize = 1,
+		.ctl_fd              = -1,
+		.ctl_fd_ack          = -1,
 	},
 	.tool = {
 		.sample		= process_sample_event,
@@ -2581,6 +2614,10 @@  static struct option __record_options[] = {
 		"libpfm4 event selector. use 'perf list' to list available events",
 		parse_libpfm_events_option),
 #endif
+	OPT_CALLBACK(0, "control", &record.opts, "fd:ctl-fd[,ack-fd]",
+		     "Listen on ctl-fd descriptor for command to control measurement ('enable': enable events, 'disable': disable events).\n"
+		     "\t\t\t  Optionally send control command completion ('ack\\n') to ack-fd descriptor.",
+		      parse_control_option),
 	OPT_END()
 };
 
diff --git a/tools/perf/util/record.h b/tools/perf/util/record.h
index da138dcb4d34..4cb72a478af1 100644
--- a/tools/perf/util/record.h
+++ b/tools/perf/util/record.h
@@ -70,6 +70,8 @@  struct record_opts {
 	int	      mmap_flush;
 	unsigned int  comp_level;
 	unsigned int  nr_threads_synthesize;
+	int	      ctl_fd;
+	int	      ctl_fd_ack;
 };
 
 extern const char * const *record_usage;