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author | Paul E. McKenney <paul.mckenney@linaro.org> | 2011-04-06 15:20:47 -0700 |
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committer | Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com> | 2011-05-05 23:16:56 -0700 |

commit | 90e6ac3657fd3b0446d585082000af3cf46439a7 (patch) | |

tree | 1b7e4beb5f649e8a7c7562d2ef557739ad1a2a1e /Documentation/RCU | |

parent | 4a29865689dbb87a02e3b0fff4a4ae5041273173 (diff) |

rcu: update tracing documentation for new rcutorture and rcuboost

This commit documents the new debugfs rcu/rcutorture and rcu/rcuboost
trace files. The description has been updated as suggested by Josh
Triplett.
Signed-off-by: Paul E. McKenney <paul.mckenney@linaro.org>
Signed-off-by: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com>

Diffstat (limited to 'Documentation/RCU')

-rw-r--r-- | Documentation/RCU/trace.txt | 186 |

1 files changed, 161 insertions, 25 deletions

diff --git a/Documentation/RCU/trace.txt b/Documentation/RCU/trace.txt index 5aefd5fa7af5..40b530dd0fc7 100644 --- a/Documentation/RCU/trace.txt +++ b/Documentation/RCU/trace.txt @@ -10,34 +10,46 @@ for rcutree and next for rcutiny. CONFIG_TREE_RCU and CONFIG_TREE_PREEMPT_RCU debugfs Files and Formats -These implementations of RCU provides five debugfs files under the -top-level directory RCU: rcu/rcudata (which displays fields in struct -rcu_data), rcu/rcudata.csv (which is a .csv spreadsheet version of -rcu/rcudata), rcu/rcugp (which displays grace-period counters), -rcu/rcuhier (which displays the struct rcu_node hierarchy), and -rcu/rcu_pending (which displays counts of the reasons that the -rcu_pending() function decided that there was core RCU work to do). +These implementations of RCU provides several debugfs files under the +top-level directory "rcu": + +rcu/rcudata: + Displays fields in struct rcu_data. +rcu/rcudata.csv: + Comma-separated values spreadsheet version of rcudata. +rcu/rcugp: + Displays grace-period counters. +rcu/rcuhier: + Displays the struct rcu_node hierarchy. +rcu/rcu_pending: + Displays counts of the reasons rcu_pending() decided that RCU had + work to do. +rcu/rcutorture: + Displays rcutorture test progress. +rcu/rcuboost: + Displays RCU boosting statistics. Only present if + CONFIG_RCU_BOOST=y. The output of "cat rcu/rcudata" looks as follows: rcu_sched: - 0!c=423090 g=423091 pq=1 pqc=423090 qp=1 dt=86475/1/0 df=16319 of=163 ri=1519 ql=0 qs=.... b=10 ci=1460693 co=1648 ca=6448 - 1!c=423329 g=423330 pq=1 pqc=423329 qp=1 dt=90875/1/0 df=16231 of=157 ri=1249 ql=0 qs=.... b=10 ci=1459002 co=1614 ca=3310 - 2!c=423370 g=423371 pq=1 pqc=423370 qp=1 dt=69661/1/0 df=16125 of=163 ri=1469 ql=0 qs=.... b=10 ci=1610701 co=2015 ca=2378 - 3!c=422967 g=422968 pq=1 pqc=422967 qp=1 dt=70349/1/0 df=12528 of=163 ri=1450 ql=0 qs=.... b=10 ci=1427543 co=1430 ca=897 - 4!c=423196 g=423197 pq=1 pqc=423196 qp=0 dt=38935/1/0 df=10959 of=177 ri=1657 ql=0 qs=.... b=10 ci=1562249 co=1896 ca=533 - 5!c=422950 g=422951 pq=1 pqc=422950 qp=0 dt=25127/1/0 df=5895 of=167 ri=1549 ql=0 qs=.... b=10 ci=1777260 co=2137 ca=274 - 6!c=423396 g=423397 pq=1 pqc=423396 qp=1 dt=22639/1/0 df=4590 of=149 ri=1572 ql=0 qs=.... b=10 ci=1471186 co=1530 ca=243 - 7 c=460203 g=460203 pq=1 pqc=460202 qp=0 dt=937087/1/0 df=3298 of=149 ri=1584 ql=6 qs=N.W. b=10 ci=4026154 co=1948 ca=135 + 0!c=423090 g=423091 pq=1 pqc=423090 qp=1 dt=86475/1/0 df=16319 of=163 ri=1519 ql=0 qs=.... kt=0/W b=10 ci=1460693 co=1648 ca=6448 + 1!c=423329 g=423330 pq=1 pqc=423329 qp=1 dt=90875/1/0 df=16231 of=157 ri=1249 ql=0 qs=.... kt=0/W b=10 ci=1459002 co=1614 ca=3310 + 2!c=423370 g=423371 pq=1 pqc=423370 qp=1 dt=69661/1/0 df=16125 of=163 ri=1469 ql=0 qs=.... kt=0/W b=10 ci=1610701 co=2015 ca=2378 + 3!c=422967 g=422968 pq=1 pqc=422967 qp=1 dt=70349/1/0 df=12528 of=163 ri=1450 ql=0 qs=.... kt=0/W b=10 ci=1427543 co=1430 ca=897 + 4!c=423196 g=423197 pq=1 pqc=423196 qp=0 dt=38935/1/0 df=10959 of=177 ri=1657 ql=0 qs=.... kt=0/W b=10 ci=1562249 co=1896 ca=533 + 5!c=422950 g=422951 pq=1 pqc=422950 qp=0 dt=25127/1/0 df=5895 of=167 ri=1549 ql=0 qs=.... kt=0/W b=10 ci=1777260 co=2137 ca=274 + 6!c=423396 g=423397 pq=1 pqc=423396 qp=1 dt=22639/1/0 df=4590 of=149 ri=1572 ql=0 qs=.... kt=0/W b=10 ci=1471186 co=1530 ca=243 + 7 c=460203 g=460203 pq=1 pqc=460202 qp=0 dt=937087/1/0 df=3298 of=149 ri=1584 ql=6 qs=N.W. kt=0/W b=10 ci=4026154 co=1948 ca=135 rcu_bh: - 0!c=18446744073709551494 g=18446744073709551494 pq=0 pqc=18446744073709551493 qp=1 dt=86475/1/0 df=11 of=0 ri=0 ql=0 qs=.... b=10 ci=112 co=0 ca=0 - 1!c=18446744073709551496 g=18446744073709551496 pq=1 pqc=18446744073709551495 qp=0 dt=90875/1/0 df=15 of=0 ri=0 ql=0 qs=.... b=10 ci=143 co=0 ca=0 - 2!c=18446744073709551496 g=18446744073709551496 pq=1 pqc=18446744073709551495 qp=0 dt=69661/1/0 df=21 of=0 ri=1 ql=0 qs=.... b=10 ci=88 co=0 ca=0 - 3!c=18446744073709551494 g=18446744073709551494 pq=1 pqc=18446744073709551493 qp=0 dt=70349/1/0 df=13 of=0 ri=0 ql=0 qs=.... b=10 ci=100 co=0 ca=0 - 4!c=18446744073709551494 g=18446744073709551494 pq=0 pqc=18446744073709551493 qp=1 dt=38935/1/0 df=17 of=0 ri=0 ql=0 qs=.... b=10 ci=36 co=0 ca=0 - 5!c=18446744073709551494 g=18446744073709551494 pq=0 pqc=18446744073709551493 qp=1 dt=25127/1/0 df=7 of=0 ri=0 ql=0 qs=.... b=10 ci=32 co=0 ca=0 - 6!c=18446744073709551496 g=18446744073709551496 pq=1 pqc=18446744073709551495 qp=0 dt=22639/1/0 df=9 of=0 ri=0 ql=0 qs=.... b=10 ci=44 co=0 ca=0 - 7 c=182 g=182 pq=1 pqc=181 qp=0 dt=937087/1/0 df=14 of=0 ri=1 ql=0 qs=.... b=10 ci=627 co=0 ca=0 + 0!c=18446744073709551494 g=18446744073709551494 pq=0 pqc=18446744073709551493 qp=1 dt=86475/1/0 df=11 of=0 ri=0 ql=0 qs=.... kt=0/W b=10 ci=112 co=0 ca=0 + 1!c=18446744073709551496 g=18446744073709551496 pq=1 pqc=18446744073709551495 qp=0 dt=90875/1/0 df=15 of=0 ri=0 ql=0 qs=.... kt=0/W b=10 ci=143 co=0 ca=0 + 2!c=18446744073709551496 g=18446744073709551496 pq=1 pqc=18446744073709551495 qp=0 dt=69661/1/0 df=21 of=0 ri=1 ql=0 qs=.... kt=0/W b=10 ci=88 co=0 ca=0 + 3!c=18446744073709551494 g=18446744073709551494 pq=1 pqc=18446744073709551493 qp=0 dt=70349/1/0 df=13 of=0 ri=0 ql=0 qs=.... kt=0/W b=10 ci=100 co=0 ca=0 + 4!c=18446744073709551494 g=18446744073709551494 pq=0 pqc=18446744073709551493 qp=1 dt=38935/1/0 df=17 of=0 ri=0 ql=0 qs=.... kt=0/W b=10 ci=36 co=0 ca=0 + 5!c=18446744073709551494 g=18446744073709551494 pq=0 pqc=18446744073709551493 qp=1 dt=25127/1/0 df=7 of=0 ri=0 ql=0 qs=.... kt=0/W b=10 ci=32 co=0 ca=0 + 6!c=18446744073709551496 g=18446744073709551496 pq=1 pqc=18446744073709551495 qp=0 dt=22639/1/0 df=9 of=0 ri=0 ql=0 qs=.... kt=0/W b=10 ci=44 co=0 ca=0 + 7 c=182 g=182 pq=1 pqc=181 qp=0 dt=937087/1/0 df=14 of=0 ri=1 ql=0 qs=.... kt=0/W b=10 ci=627 co=0 ca=0 The first section lists the rcu_data structures for rcu_sched, the second for rcu_bh. Note that CONFIG_TREE_PREEMPT_RCU kernels will have an @@ -146,6 +158,23 @@ o "qs" gives an indication of the state of the callback queue If there are no callbacks in a given one of the above states, the corresponding character is replaced by ".". +o "kt" is the per-CPU kernel-thread state. The digit preceding + the slash is zero if there is no work pending and 1 otherwise. + The character after the slash is as follows: + + "S" The kernel thread is stopped, in other words, all + CPUs corresponding to this rcu_node structure are + offline. + + "R" The kernel thread is running. + + "W" The kernel thread is waiting because there is no work + for it to do. + + "Y" The kernel thread is yielding to avoid hogging CPU. + + "?" Unknown value, indicates a bug. + o "b" is the batch limit for this CPU. If more than this number of RCU callbacks is ready to invoke, then the remainder will be deferred. @@ -356,6 +385,113 @@ o "nn" is the number of times that this CPU needed nothing. Alert is due to short-circuit evaluation in rcu_pending(). +The output of "cat rcu/rcutorture" looks as follows: + +rcutorture test sequence: 0 (test in progress) +rcutorture update version number: 615 + +The first line shows the number of rcutorture tests that have completed +since boot. If a test is currently running, the "(test in progress)" +string will appear as shown above. The second line shows the number of +update cycles that the current test has started, or zero if there is +no test in progress. + + +The output of "cat rcu/rcuboost" looks as follows: + +0:5 tasks=.... kt=W ntb=0 neb=0 nnb=0 j=2f95 bt=300f + balk: nt=0 egt=989 bt=0 nb=0 ny=0 nos=16 +6:7 tasks=.... kt=W ntb=0 neb=0 nnb=0 j=2f95 bt=300f + balk: nt=0 egt=225 bt=0 nb=0 ny=0 nos=6 + +This information is output only for rcu_preempt. Each two-line entry +corresponds to a leaf rcu_node strcuture. The fields are as follows: + +o "n:m" is the CPU-number range for the corresponding two-line + entry. In the sample output above, the first entry covers + CPUs zero through five and the second entry covers CPUs 6 + and 7. + +o "tasks=TNEB" gives the state of the various segments of the + rnp->blocked_tasks list: + + "T" This indicates that there are some tasks that blocked + while running on one of the corresponding CPUs while + in an RCU read-side critical section. + + "N" This indicates that some of the blocked tasks are preventing + the current normal (non-expedited) grace period from + completing. + + "E" This indicates that some of the blocked tasks are preventing + the current expedited grace period from completing. + + "B" This indicates that some of the blocked tasks are in + need of RCU priority boosting. + + Each character is replaced with "." if the corresponding + condition does not hold. + +o "kt" is the state of the RCU priority-boosting kernel + thread associated with the corresponding rcu_node structure. + The state can be one of the following: + + "S" The kernel thread is stopped, in other words, all + CPUs corresponding to this rcu_node structure are + offline. + + "R" The kernel thread is running. + + "W" The kernel thread is waiting because there is no work + for it to do. + + "Y" The kernel thread is yielding to avoid hogging CPU. + + "?" Unknown value, indicates a bug. + +o "ntb" is the number of tasks boosted. + +o "neb" is the number of tasks boosted in order to complete an + expedited grace period. + +o "nnb" is the number of tasks boosted in order to complete a + normal (non-expedited) grace period. When boosting a task + that was blocking both an expedited and a normal grace period, + it is counted against the expedited total above. + +o "j" is the low-order 16 bits of the jiffies counter in + hexadecimal. + +o "bt" is the low-order 16 bits of the value that the jiffies + counter will have when we next start boosting, assuming that + the current grace period does not end beforehand. This is + also in hexadecimal. + +o "balk: nt" counts the number of times we didn't boost (in + other words, we balked) even though it was time to boost because + there were no blocked tasks to boost. This situation occurs + when there is one blocked task on one rcu_node structure and + none on some other rcu_node structure. + +o "egt" counts the number of times we balked because although + there were blocked tasks, none of them were blocking the + current grace period, whether expedited or otherwise. + +o "bt" counts the number of times we balked because boosting + had already been initiated for the current grace period. + +o "nb" counts the number of times we balked because there + was at least one task blocking the current non-expedited grace + period that never had blocked. If it is already running, it + just won't help to boost its priority! + +o "ny" counts the number of times we balked because it was + not yet time to start boosting. + +o "nos" counts the number of times we balked for other + reasons, e.g., the grace period ended first. + + CONFIG_TINY_RCU and CONFIG_TINY_PREEMPT_RCU debugfs Files and Formats These implementations of RCU provides a single debugfs file under the @@ -422,9 +558,9 @@ o "neb" is the number of expedited grace periods that have had o "nnb" is the number of normal grace periods that have had to resort to RCU priority boosting since boot. -o "j" is the low-order 12 bits of the jiffies counter in hexadecimal. +o "j" is the low-order 16 bits of the jiffies counter in hexadecimal. -o "bt" is the low-order 12 bits of the value that the jiffies counter +o "bt" is the low-order 16 bits of the value that the jiffies counter will have at the next time that boosting is scheduled to begin. o In the line beginning with "normal balk", the fields are as follows: |