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Subject[PATCH v4 1/2] perf: uncore: Adding documentation for ThunderX2 pmu uncore driver
Documentation for the UNCORE PMUs on Cavium's ThunderX2 SoC.
The SoC has PMU support in its L3 cache controller (L3C) and in the
DDR4 Memory Controller (DMC).

Signed-off-by: Ganapatrao Kulkarni <>
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+Cavium ThunderX2 SoC Performance Monitoring Unit (PMU UNCORE)
+ThunderX2 SoC PMU consists of independent system wide per Socket PMUs such
+as Level 3 Cache(L3C) and DDR4 Memory Controller(DMC).
+It has 8 independent DMC PMUs to capture performance events corresponding
+to 8 channels of DDR4 Memory Controller. There are 16 independent L3C PMUs
+to capture events corresponding to 16 tiles of L3 cache. Each PMU supports
+up to 4 counters.
+Counters are independent programmable and can be started and stopped
+individually. Each counter can be set to sample specific perf events.
+Counters are 32 bit and does not support overflow interrupt, they are
+sampled at every 2 seconds. The Counters register access are multiplexed
+across channels of DMC and L3C. The muxing(select channel) is done through
+write to a Secure register using smcc calls.
+PMU UNCORE (perf) driver:
+The thunderx2-pmu driver registers several perf PMUs for DMC and L3C devices.
+Each of the PMU provides description of its available events
+and configuration options in sysfs.
+ see /sys/devices/uncore_<l3c_S_X/dmc_S_X/>
+S is socket id and X represents channel number.
+Each PMU can be used to sample up to 4 events simultaneously.
+The "format" directory describes format of the config (event ID).
+The "events" directory provides configuration templates for all
+supported event types that can be used with perf tool.
+For example, "uncore_dmc_0_0/cnt_cycles/" is an
+equivalent of "uncore_dmc_0_0/config=0x1/".
+Each perf driver also provides a "cpumask" sysfs attribute, which contains a
+single CPU ID of the processor which is likely to be used to handle all the
+PMU events. It will be the first online CPU from the NUMA node of PMU device.
+Example for perf tool use:
+perf stat -a -e \
+uncore_dmc_0_7/cnt_cycles/ sleep 1
+perf stat -a -e \
+uncore_dmc_0_0/data_transfers/ sleep 1
+perf stat -a -e \
+uncore_l3c_0_0/inv_request/ sleep 1
+The driver does not support sampling, therefore "perf record" will
+not work. Per-task (without "-a") perf sessions are not supported.
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