[PATCH] Re: Regression for GDB global --statistics

Doug Evans dje@google.com
Fri Jul 11 22:05:00 GMT 2014

On Fri, Jul 11, 2014 at 2:25 PM, Jan Kratochvil
<jan.kratochvil@redhat.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 09 Jul 2014 23:10:56 +0200, Doug Evans wrote:
>> --- a/gdb/testsuite/gdb.base/maint.exp
>> +++ b/gdb/testsuite/gdb.base/maint.exp
>> @@ -130,10 +130,11 @@ gdb_expect  {
>>  # tests here!!
>>  gdb_test_no_output "maint check-symtabs"
>> +# Test per-command stats.
>>  gdb_test_no_output "maint set per-command on"
>> -
>> -gdb_test "maint set per-command off" \
>> +gdb_test "pwd" \
>>      "Command execution time: \[0-9.\]+ \\(cpu\\), \[0-9.\]+ \\(wall\\)\[\r\n\]+Space used: $decimal \\(\\+$decimal for this command\\)\[\r\n\]+#symtabs: $decimal \\(\\+$decimal\\), #primary symtabs: $decimal \\(\\+$decimal\\), #blocks: $decimal \\(\\+$decimal\\)"
>> +gdb_test_no_output "maint set per-command off"
> Is it needed to change this behavior?  It may break some user scripts working
> fine with previous GDB stable releases.

Change in behaviour of something related to a maintenance command?
Or were you referring to something else?

One problem I wish to avoid is not doing anything expensive unnecessarily.
And here that translates to not computing the values of statistics
from before a command executes (so that one can then print the delta
after it completes) if said statistics will not be printed.  That then
translates to any turning on of a statistics-reporting command (mt set
per-command foo) will not take effect until the next command.  How
will that be a problem?

> Besides that the startup statistics regression is not tested here but I can
> post then a testcase for it.

As you wish.  Thanks.

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