[PATCH] Add more description for --num-threads
zhouwj-fnst at cn.fujitsu.com
Wed Dec 2 18:50:11 PST 2015
>From the test result, we can see when "-d 31" is specified, using
"--num-threads" always spends more time than not. And it occurs at
most of the time in theory. So it should be mentioned in the
description of "--num-threads".
Signed-off-by: Zhou Wenjian <zhouwj-fnst at cn.fujitsu.com>
makedumpfile.8 | 6 ++++--
print_info.c | 4 ++++
2 files changed, 8 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
diff --git a/makedumpfile.8 b/makedumpfile.8
index 6eff4f1..ec179a5 100644
@@ -378,11 +378,13 @@ Using multiple threads to read and compress data of each page in parallel.
And it will reduces time for saving \fIDUMPFILE\fR.
This feature only supports creating \fIDUMPFILE\fR in kdump\-comressed
format from \fIVMCORE\fR in kdump\-compressed format or elf format.
+Note that if too many pages are filtered, \'\-\-num\-threads\' may not improve
+the performance, or even has bad effects. It means if \'\-d 31\' is specified,
+you should think about whether to use \'\-\-num\-threads\'.
-# makedumpfile \-d 31 \-\-num\-threads 4 /proc/vmcore dumpfile
+# makedumpfile \-\-num\-threads 4 /proc/vmcore dumpfile
Reassemble multiple \fIDUMPFILE\fRs, which are created by \-\-split option,
diff --git a/print_info.c b/print_info.c
index d662c0c..d0302a8 100644
@@ -194,6 +194,10 @@ print_usage(void)
MSG(" And it will reduces time for saving DUMPFILE.\n");
MSG(" This feature only supports creating DUMPFILE in kdump-comressed format from\n");
MSG(" VMCORE in kdump-compressed format or elf format.\n");
+ MSG(" Note that if too many pages are filtered, '--num-threads' may not improve\n");
+ MSG(" the performance, or even has bad effects.\n");
+ MSG(" It means if '-d 31' is specified, you should think about whether to use\n");
+ MSG(" '--num-threads'.\n");
MSG(" Reassemble multiple DUMPFILEs, which are created by --split option,\n");
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