Fix: lttng-live discarded event count after inactivity
authorJulien Desfossez <jdesfossez@efficios.com>
Tue, 9 Jan 2018 22:12:54 +0000 (17:12 -0500)
committerJérémie Galarneau <jeremie.galarneau@efficios.com>
Tue, 30 Jan 2018 19:15:30 +0000 (14:15 -0500)
When a stream is inactive, the consumer produces fake indexes which are
beacons to let the viewer know a stream has not produced any data up to
a certain timestamp. These beacon are actually real packet indexes with
all the fields set to 0 except for the timestamp_end. Currently we keep
these beacons just like we keep real indexes. The problem is that when
we switch packet, we compare the events_discarded field in the index we
just received with the same field in the previous index. In the case
where a stream has been inactive, we have received inactivity beacons,
and set the discarded_event field to 0, so the difference with the next
real index might be wrong.

In fact, since the inactivity beacons are only used to push the
timestamp end of a stream, we don't need to keep them and we actually
need to keep most of the data from the real previous index. So we now
copy the entire prev_index into the cur_index when we receive an
inactivity beacon. We could refactor the code to avoid performing the
pointer swap of cur and prev indexes, but this implies a redesign of
much of the packet switching code which would affect other code paths.

Signed-off-by: Julien Desfossez <jdesfossez@efficios.com>
Signed-off-by: Jérémie Galarneau <jeremie.galarneau@efficios.com>
formats/lttng-live/lttng-live-comm.c

index 77bf34ac377156a39fb60aa276873a2659655f24..2b793e5f357ba30079b884a01d9df4a5a08295a7 100644 (file)
@@ -1276,14 +1276,30 @@ retry:
        }
 
        if (cur_index->content_size == 0) {
+               /* Beacon packet index */
                if (file_stream->parent.stream_class) {
                        file_stream->parent.cycles_timestamp =
                                cur_index->ts_cycles.timestamp_end;
                        file_stream->parent.real_timestamp = ctf_get_real_timestamp(
                                        &file_stream->parent,
                                        cur_index->ts_cycles.timestamp_end);
+
+                       /*
+                        * Duplicate the data from the previous index, because
+                        * the one we just received is only a beacon with no
+                        * relevant information except the timestamp_end. We
+                        * don't need to keep this timestamp_end because we already
+                        * updated the file_stream timestamps, so we only need
+                        * to keep the last real index data as prev_index. That
+                        * way, we keep the original prev timestamps and
+                        * discarded events counter. This is the same behaviour
+                        * as if we were reading a local trace, we would not
+                        * have fake indexes between real indexes.
+                        */
+                       memcpy(cur_index, prev_index, sizeof(struct packet_index));
                }
        } else {
+               /* Real packet index */
                if (file_stream->parent.stream_class) {
                        /* Convert the timestamps and append to the real_index. */
                        cur_index->ts_real.timestamp_begin = ctf_get_real_timestamp(
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