perf tools: Only display parent field if explictly sorted
Frederic Weisbecker [Wed, 29 Jun 2011 21:52:52 +0000 (23:52 +0200)]
We don't need to display the parent field if the parent
sorting machinery is only used for parent filtering
(as in "-p foo").

However if parent filtering is used in combination with
explicit parent sorting ( -s parent), we want to
display it.

Result with:

  perf report -p kernel_thread -s parent

Before:

 # Overhead  Parent symbol
 # ........  .............
 #
     0.07%
            |
            --- ioread8
                ata_sff_check_status
                ata_sff_tf_load
                ata_sff_qc_issue
                ata_bmdma_qc_issue
                ata_qc_issue
                ata_scsi_translate
                ata_scsi_queuecmd
                scsi_dispatch_cmd
                scsi_request_fn
                __blk_run_queue
                __make_request
                generic_make_request
                submit_bio
                submit_bh
                journal_submit_commit_record
                jbd2_journal_commit_transaction
                kjournald2
                kthread
                kernel_thread_helpe

After:

 # Overhead  Parent symbol
 # ........  .............
 #
     0.07%  kernel_thread_helper
            |
            --- ioread8
                ata_sff_check_status
                ata_sff_tf_load
                ata_sff_qc_issue
                ata_bmdma_qc_issue
                ata_qc_issue
                ata_scsi_translate
                ata_scsi_queuecmd
                scsi_dispatch_cmd
                scsi_request_fn
                __blk_run_queue
                __make_request
                generic_make_request
                submit_bio
                submit_bh
                journal_submit_commit_record
                jbd2_journal_commit_transaction
                kjournald2
                kthread
                kernel_thread_helper

Signed-off-by: Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@gmail.com>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl>
Cc: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@redhat.com>
Cc: Stephane Eranian <eranian@google.com>
Cc: David Ahern <dsahern@gmail.com>
Cc: Sam Liao <phyomh@gmail.com>

tools/perf/builtin-report.c

index 271e252..5d43d01 100644 (file)
@@ -525,7 +525,14 @@ int cmd_report(int argc, const char **argv, const char *prefix __used)
        if (parent_pattern != default_parent_pattern) {
                if (sort_dimension__add("parent") < 0)
                        return -1;
-               sort_parent.elide = 1;
+
+               /*
+                * Only show the parent fields if we explicitly
+                * sort that way. If we only use parent machinery
+                * for filtering, we don't want it.
+                */
+               if (!strstr(sort_order, "parent"))
+                       sort_parent.elide = 1;
        } else
                symbol_conf.exclude_other = false;