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Load a profile from URL doesn't work for perf script profiles

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Profiles generated using perf script can be opened from the file selection dialog, but loading the same file by URL fails with:

The profile could not be downloaded and decoded. This does not look like a supported file type. 
JSON parsing error: SyntaxError: JSON.parse: unexpected character at line 1 column 1 of the JSON data

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  • State:open
  • Created 2 years ago
  • Comments:8 (7 by maintainers)

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mstangecommented, Jul 13, 2022

You can also give this a try: It’s not finished yet but it should work for most use cases.

copycommented, Jul 13, 2022

For reference, this minimal patch fixes the issue (but will break other formats):

diff --git a/src/actions/receive-profile.js b/src/actions/receive-profile.js
index 744ccfb0..da8259b9 100644
--- a/src/actions/receive-profile.js
+++ b/src/actions/receive-profile.js
@@ -1224,11 +1224,7 @@ async function _extractProfileOrZipFromResponse(
       // and try to process it as a profile.
       return {
         responseType: 'PROFILE',
-        profile: await _extractJsonFromResponse(
-          response,
-          reportError,
-          contentType
-        ),
+        profile: await response.text()
       throw assertExhaustiveCheck(contentType);

So now I can write a shell script that runs perf and automatically opens the profile in a local instance of this UI:

set -euo pipefail
perf record -o /tmp/ "$@"
perf script -i /tmp/ -F +pid > ~/www/profiler/dist/test.perf
cd ~/www/profiler/dist
pidof nginx || nginx
xdg-open http://localhost:9000/from-url/%2Ftest.perf

With nginx configured as follows:

    server {
        server_name  localhost;
        location / {
            root   /home/fabian/www/profiler/dist;
            index  index.html;
            add_header Cache-Control no-cache;
            if_modified_since off;
            expires off;
            etag off;
        error_page  404  =200 /index.html;

Pretty cool!

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