PR28514: [PATCH] debuginfod groom time-limit

Mark Wielaard
Fri Nov 5 09:23:56 GMT 2021

Hi Frank,

On Thu, 2021-11-04 at 13:21 -0400, Frank Ch. Eigler via Elfutils-devel wrote:
> commit 8ce18d0f8a5d7c00dc897f99751d575c8deeae82 (HEAD -> master)
> Author: Frank Ch. Eigler <>
> Date:   Thu Nov 4 13:08:35 2021 -0400
>     PR28514: debuginfod: limit groom operation times
>     For large databases and many stale files, it was possible to starve
>     rescan operations by numerous groom "nuke" (database delete ops).
>     Under the theory that including new data is at least as important as
>     aging old, we now impose a rough deadline on groom queries.
>     In the process, we discovered that we were commiting some
>     undefined-behaviour sqlite ops (deleting rows while iterating), which
>     may explain some previous heisenbug occurrences.  So the groom nuke
>     operations are split into decision & action phases, with associated
>     progress-tracking metrics.
>     Testing the timeout facility requires hand-testing beyond the
>     testsuite (since it requires LARGE databases to show measurable query
>     times).  So confirmed this part by hand.

Makes sense and looks good. Please push.



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