Re: [PATCH 3/3] perf events: add timehist option to record and report

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On Fri, 2011-02-18 at 11:07 -0700, David Ahern wrote:
> We want not only context-switch events, but the stack trace at the
> switch. 

Both ftrace and perf can do that:

 perf record -ge sched:sched_switch -c 1


echo 1 > /debug/tracing/options/stacktrace

> That data along with the gettimeofday timestamp has allowed us to
> resolve performance issues such as a system call taking longer than
> expected during a specific sequence of events or a process getting
> preempted and not scheduled for N seconds. etc., etc.

Non of that seems to require GTOD stamps.

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