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SubjectRe: [PATCH v5 0/2] perf: riscv: Preliminary Perf Event Support on RISC-V
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On 4/24/18 8:19 PM, Alan Kao wrote:
> Hi Atish, Palmer,
>
> On Tue, Apr 24, 2018 at 06:15:49PM -0700, Atish Patra wrote:
>> On 4/24/18 5:29 PM, Palmer Dabbelt wrote:
>>> On Tue, 24 Apr 2018 15:16:16 PDT (-0700), atish.patra@wdc.com wrote:
>>>> On 4/24/18 12:44 PM, Palmer Dabbelt wrote:
>>>>> On Tue, 24 Apr 2018 12:27:26 PDT (-0700), atish.patra@wdc.com wrote:
>>>>>> On 4/24/18 11:07 AM, Atish Patra wrote:
>>>>>>> On 4/19/18 4:28 PM, Alan Kao wrote:
>>>>>>> However, I got an rcu-stall for the test "47: Event times".
>>>>>>> # ./perf test -v 47
>>>>>> Got it working. The test tries to attach the event to CPU0 which doesn't
>>>>>> exist in HighFive Unleashed. Changing it to cpu1 works.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> diff --git a/tools/perf/tests/event-times.c b/tools/perf/tests/event-times.c
>>>>>> index 1a2686f..eb11632f 100644
>>>>>> --- a/tools/perf/tests/event-times.c
>>>>>> +++ b/tools/perf/tests/event-times.c
>>>>>> @@ -113,9 +113,9 @@ static int attach__cpu_disabled(struct perf_evlist
>>>>>> *evlist)
>>>>>> struct cpu_map *cpus;
>>>>>> int err;
>>>>>>
>>>>>> - pr_debug("attaching to CPU 0 as enabled\n");
>>>>>> + pr_debug("attaching to CPU 1 as disabled\n");
>>>>>>
>>>>>> - cpus = cpu_map__new("0");
>>>>>> + cpus = cpu_map__new("1");
>>>>>> if (cpus == NULL) {
>>>>>> pr_debug("failed to call cpu_map__new\n");
>>>>>> return -1;
>>>>>> @@ -142,9 +142,9 @@ static int attach__cpu_enabled(struct perf_evlist
>>>>>> *evlist)
>>>>>> struct cpu_map *cpus;
>>>>>> int err;
>>>>>>
>>>>>> - pr_debug("attaching to CPU 0 as enabled\n");
>>>>>> + pr_debug("attaching to CPU 1 as enabled\n");
>>>>>>
>>>>>> - cpus = cpu_map__new("0");
>>>>>> + cpus = cpu_map__new("1");
>>>>>> if (cpus == NULL) {
>>>>>> pr_debug("failed to call cpu_map__new\n");
>>>>>> return -1;
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Palmer,
>>>>>> Would it be better to officially document it somewhere that CPU0 doesn't
>>>>>> exist in the HighFive Unleashed board ?
>>>>>> I fear that there will be other standard tests/code path that may fail
>>>>>> because of inherent assumption of cpu0 presence.
>>>>>
>>>>> I think the best way to fix this is to just have BBL (or whatever the
>>>>> bootloader is) renumber the CPUs so they're contiguous and begin with 0.
>>>>
>>>> Do you mean BBL will update the device tree that kernel eventually parse
>>>> and set the hart id?
>>>> Sounds good to me unless it acts as a big hack in future boot loaders.
>>>
>>> Right now the machine-mode and supervisor-mode hart IDs are logically separate:
>>> the bootloader just provides the hart ID as a register argument when starting
>>> the kernel.
>>
>> Yes.
>>
>> BBL already needs to enumerate the harts by looking through the
>>> device tree for various other reasons (at least to mask off the harts that
>>> Linux doesn't support), so it's not that much effort to just maintain a mapping
>> >from supervisor-mode hart IDs to machine-mode hart IDs.
>>>
>>
>> But Linux also parses the device tree to get hart ID in
>> riscv_of_processor_hart(). This is used to setup the possible/present cpu
>> map in setup_smp().
>>
>> Thus, Linux also need to see a device tree with cpu0-3 instead of cpu1-4.
>> Otherwise, present cpu map will be incorrect. Isn't it ?
>>
>>> I have some patches floating around that do this, but appear to do it
>>> incorrectly enough that nothing boots so maybe I'm missing something that makes
>>> this complicated :).
>>>
>>
>> Just a wild guess: May be the because of the above reason ;)
>>
>
> Thanks for the test and discussion. It looks like am implementation issue from
> Unleash, so ... is there anything I should fix and provide a further patch?
>
Nope. Nothing for this issue.
The fix for this issue should be either in bbl or kernel as a separate
patch.

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