Include pending request times

Bug #634306 reported by Baron Schwartz
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Bug Description

Add a column that indicates the sum of times of sessions that have seen an inbound request, but not an outbound response packet. Title the column 'pending' and make the magic format character 'p'.

This will let us have an idea of how much time currently running queries have accumulated.

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Baron Schwartz (baron-xaprb) wrote :

Also include a count of pending sessions, with header 'pcount'.

Changed in tcprstat:
milestone: none → 0.9.0
security vulnerability: yes → no
visibility: private → public
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Baron Schwartz (baron-xaprb) wrote :

I have done more research on this with shell scripting, and based on performance analysis techniques I think we need the following, which is quite similar to /proc/diskstats (


   The number of sessions for which there has been a request but there is no response yet.


   The total elapsed time during which there was at least one pending request. This increases while pending is nonzero.


   The total response time consumed by all requests, including those that are not yet complete.

There is an 'awk' implementation of this in the following script: Look at the convert_tcpdump_tabulate() function.

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Baron Schwartz (baron-xaprb) wrote :

I'm going to close this. After more real-world experience, I can see that this is intractable due to dropped packets. Missed responses to requests will skew things way too much even with a small amount of dropped packets.

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