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Subject[PATCH v6 0/7] Make 24x7 and GPCI events available in sysfs
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The current support for the 24x7 and GPCI counters in the kernel requires
users to specify the domain and offset of the event numerically, which is
obviously hard to use:

perf stat -C 0 -e \
'hv_24x7/domain=2,offset=0xd58,starting_index=0,lpar=0xffffffff/' \
sleep 1

This patchset exports the 24x7 and GPCI counters info in sysfs so users can
specify the events by name:

$ cd /sys/bus/event_source/devices/hv_24x7/events

$ cat HPM_CS_FROM_L4_LDATA__PHYS_CORE
domain=0x2,offset=0xd58,core=?,lpar=0x0

$ cat HPM_TLBIE__VCPU_HOME_CHIP
domain=0x4,offset=0x358,core=?,lpar=?

perf stat -C 0 -e \
'hv_24x7/HPM_CS_FROM_L4_LDATA__PHYS_CORE,core=0/' sleep 1

This patchset adds the kernel support to export events in sysfs. A follow-on
patchset will add support to the perf tool to parse the event parameters like
'lpar=?' and display them via 'perf list'.

Changelog[v6]

[Jiri Olsa, Sukadev Bhattiprolu] Rather than display
'starting_index=$core' in perf.list and sysfs and expect user to
specify a value for 'starting_index', replace 'starting_index' with
what it really means for the event. i.e for an event, if starting_index
refers to 'core' then display 'core=?' in both perf list and sysfs (see
examples above).

Changelog[v5]
- [Jiri Olsa, Peter Zijlstra] Use '$arg' notation rather than ?
to indicate event parameters.
- [Michael Ellerman] Separate the kernel and tool patches in the
patchset into different patchsets.

Changelog[v4]
- [Jiri Olsa Rebase to perf/core tree to fix small merge conflict.

Changelog[v3]
- [Jiri Olsa] Changed the event parameters are specified. If
event file specifes 'param=val' make the usage 'param=123'
rather than 'val=123'. (patch 1,2/10)
- Shortened event names using "PHYS" and "VCPU" (patch 4/10)
- Print help message if invalid parameter is specified or required
parameter is missing.
- Moved 3 patches that are unrelated to parametrized events into
a separate patchset.
- Reordered patches so code changes come first.

Changelog[v2]
- [Joe Perches, David Laight] Use beNN_to_cpu() instead of guessing
the size from type.
- Use kmem_cache_free() to free page allocated with kmem_cache_alloc().
- Rebase to recent kernel


Cody P Schafer (6):
perf: provide sysfs_show for struct perf_pmu_events_attr
perf: add PMU_EVENT_ATTR_STRING() helper
powerpc/perf/hv-24x7: parse catalog and populate sysfs with events
powerpc/perf/{hv-gpci, hv-common}: generate requests with counters
annotated
powerpc/perf/hv-gpci: add the remaining gpci requests
powerpc/perf/hv-24x7: Document sysfs event description entries

Sukadev Bhattiprolu (1):
perf: define EVENT_DEFINE_RANGE_FORMAT_LITE helper

.../testing/sysfs-bus-event_source-devices-hv_24x7 | 22 +
arch/powerpc/perf/hv-24x7-catalog.h | 25 +
arch/powerpc/perf/hv-24x7-domains.h | 28 +
arch/powerpc/perf/hv-24x7.c | 795 ++++++++++++++++++++-
arch/powerpc/perf/hv-24x7.h | 12 +-
arch/powerpc/perf/hv-common.c | 10 +-
arch/powerpc/perf/hv-common.h | 10 +
arch/powerpc/perf/hv-gpci-requests.h | 261 +++++++
arch/powerpc/perf/hv-gpci.c | 23 +
arch/powerpc/perf/hv-gpci.h | 37 +-
arch/powerpc/perf/req-gen/_begin.h | 13 +
arch/powerpc/perf/req-gen/_clear.h | 5 +
arch/powerpc/perf/req-gen/_end.h | 4 +
arch/powerpc/perf/req-gen/_request-begin.h | 15 +
arch/powerpc/perf/req-gen/_request-end.h | 8 +
arch/powerpc/perf/req-gen/perf.h | 155 ++++
include/linux/perf_event.h | 10 +
kernel/events/core.c | 8 +
18 files changed, 1393 insertions(+), 48 deletions(-)
create mode 100644 arch/powerpc/perf/hv-24x7-domains.h
create mode 100644 arch/powerpc/perf/hv-gpci-requests.h
create mode 100644 arch/powerpc/perf/req-gen/_begin.h
create mode 100644 arch/powerpc/perf/req-gen/_clear.h
create mode 100644 arch/powerpc/perf/req-gen/_end.h
create mode 100644 arch/powerpc/perf/req-gen/_request-begin.h
create mode 100644 arch/powerpc/perf/req-gen/_request-end.h
create mode 100644 arch/powerpc/perf/req-gen/perf.h

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1.8.3.1



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