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[Qemu-devel] [PATCH 0/3] synchronization profiler

From: Emilio G. Cota
Subject: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 0/3] synchronization profiler
Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2018 13:11:29 -0400

This series adds a synchronization profiler, similar to the one
described in
, although without using perf counters.

The profiler allows us to identify what wait times in locks/condvars are,
and where they are coming from. This info is very useful to
identify scalability bottlenecks imposed by locks, particularly
the BQL. I have patches (currently out of tree) to switch the
BQL for per-CPU locks to keep track of CPU state; the profiler was
really useful when doing that work.

The profiler is disabled by default, and can be enabled by configuring
with --enable-sync-profiler. Overhead is pretty low though, see
patch 1's commit log.

You can fetch the patches from:

Note that checkpatch gives some warnings, but they are false positives.



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