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SubjectRe: [PATCH 09/10] dmatest: gather test results in the linked list
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On Wed, Nov 6, 2013 at 6:13 AM, Andy Shevchenko
<andriy.shevchenko@linux.intel.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 2013-11-05 at 11:58 -0800, Dan Williams wrote:
>> On Mon, Mar 4, 2013 at 1:09 AM, Andy Shevchenko
>> <andriy.shevchenko@linux.intel.com> wrote:
>> > The patch provides a storage for the test results in the linked list. The
>> > gathered data could be used after test is done.
>> >
>> > The new file 'results' represents gathered data of the in progress test. The
>> > messages collected are printed to the kernel log as well.
>> >
>> > Example of output:
>> > % cat /sys/kernel/debug/dmatest/results
>> > dma0chan0-copy0: #1: No errors with src_off=0x7bf dst_off=0x8ad len=0x3fea (0)
>> >
>> > The message format is unified across the different types of errors. A number in
>> > the parens represents additional information, e.g. error code, error counter,
>> > or status.
>> >
>> > Note that the buffer comparison is done in the old way, i.e. data is not
>> > collected and just printed out.
>> >
>>
>> I need to revert this to get my testing done as it just leaks memory
>> for no real benefit that I can see. Outside of making the log
>> messages have a uniform format I'm not seeing the case for this? I'll
>> revert and add a pr_fmt to make dmatest messages readily parseable.
>
>
> The benefit of it is to access to the results asynchronously as many
> times as tester wants to.
>

tail -f /var/log/messages is also asynchronous.

> Actually I wonder where you found memory leak. It keeps the result only
> for the last test run.

In my test I hit the oom killer allocating the "OK" results.


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